Leroy H. Smith School fourth graders hold up their hashtag sign during their WinterKids Winter Games opening ceremony Jan. 9 in Winterport.

WINTERPORT —  Leroy H. Smith School students have won the first place gold medal and a $5,000 prize in the sixth annual WinterKids Winter Games. They learned the news yesterday afternoon, Feb. 14, with an in-person announcement from WinterKids organizers.

The statewide competition wrapped up last week with 16 schools competing to win cash prizes for their schools. The Winter Games is a four-week series of challenges in outdoor physical activity, nutrition, family engagement and winter carnival.