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Maple Grove student among 5 winners of contest to meet Warren Buffett

  • Associated Press
  • May 4, 2013 - 10:39 PM

OMAHA, Neb. - Five lucky students won the chance to consult Warren Buffett on their ideas for improving the health of their schools.

The students won a national contest and got to meet Buffett Friday on the eve of the annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.

The students are all Ambassadors for Fuel Up to Play 60, the wellness program backed by the NFL and the National Dairy Council. As part of winning the contest, the students will each receive $4,000 grants to implement their ideas.

Josh Miller, a fifth-grader from Maple Grove, Minn., says Buffett gave him several ideas about how to make his idea for a weekly half-hour exercise program successful.

Buffett says he was happy to play a part in the program because leaders need to be entrepreneurial.

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