FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - It's not nice to play favorites in middle school. It's not right to talk about popularity, either.
Wednesday afternoon, there was no doubt about it. Hailey Samples was hands down the coolest kid in school.
Samples won a contest through Blue Cross Blue Shield to bring Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford to her Warner Upper Elementary school.
Stafford was equally as excited about the chance to talk to kids about healthy living.
"I have a good platform to talk to kids about it because I do play a sport for a living and you have to be athletic and healthy," he said.
In January, a contest called Make the Play for Healthy Habits called for students in elementary and middle school to create a video with a plan to make Michigan healthier.
Samples won the contest with nearly 8,000 votes.
Stafford has been involved with BCBS since joining the Lions. He has spent time speaking on behalf of the company, pushing for better living in the youth.
"I think it's a unique perspective I can bring and at the same time, I think we can start changing younger people into adolescence that can really benefit our society."
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