Maple Grove 5th grader consults Warren Buffett after winning contest


A 5th grader from Maple Grove was among five students from across the nation who met with Warren Buffett Friday to give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist ideas on improving health in their schools, The Associated Press reports.

Josh Miller of Basswood Elementary was among the winners of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which is sponsored by the NFL and National Dairy Counsel.

Miller (pictured above, front row, center) met Buffett to talk about his idea for "Motivational Mondays," which is a 30-minute weekly exercise program. Miller and his fellow winners will each receive $4,000 grants from the GENYouth Foundation to implement their ideas at their schools.

"Getting to meet a business leader and philanthropist like Warren Buffett was an amazing experience and he gave me so many ideas on how to make my project successful," Miller said in a press release. "I'm excited to start school in the fall and help students at my school make healthier choices."

The students met Buffett on the eve of his annual meeting of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate in Omaha, Neb.

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