Diedra Rhodus wins two tickets to a Saints game. (pictured avoe with Deuce McAllister and TPSS Director of Child Nutrition Theresa Brown)Sumner High School won a "Fuel Up to Play 60" pep rally for having the biggest increase in students eating in the lunch room in Tangipahoa Parish School System. The pep rally was a memorable occasion with a former New Orleans Saints player, Deuce McAllister, who spoke to students about how the Fuel Up to Play 60 program encourages kids to eat healthy and stay active for sixty minutes each day. The SHS students were also entertained with the "Imma Saints Fan" rap song performed by B Love. Members from the Southeast Dairy Association were also present.
Deuce McAllister told students that having positive attitudes and actions can help to become a successful person. Deuce talked about his accomplishments in the National Football League and how he managed to be a successful person and professional football player. Many remember Deuce running the football and pushing the pile yard after yard. Billy Hinson was fortunate enough to ask Deuce “What was it like to play professional football for the Saints?” McAllister said, “It was a dream come true. It was the most amazing feeling in the world to be able to play the greatest sport in the world for a living.”
Deuce told the pep rally that the Fuel Up to Play 60 program is sponsored by the Dairy industry and NFL players all over America. The program promotes living a healthier life style for students. Sumner High appreciates Deuce McAllister taking the time to educate the students about this program and for signing autographs and posing for pictures. The "Fuel Up to Play 60" pep rally will be a day to remember.Teacher Hazel Brandon Dyson and Deuce McAllisterDalton Simpson, SHS Senior Football Player with Deuce McAllister