Ninja Warrior hangs with local children

FAIRBANKS, Alaska Local students got a chance to learn the tricks of a ninja on Wednesday.

While returning to her hometown, the Hutchison High School graduate made a point to drop by the Food Service Program to promote healthy living and showcase her skills, while teaching the children how to become ninjas.

Christi Hannah is the first person from Fairbanks and the first woman from Alaska to compete on the popular obstacle course show, American Ninja Warrior. Hannah stopped by the Summer Food Service Program at Ryan Middle School to have lunch with children from the North Star Borough School District.

While returning to her hometown, the Hutchison High School graduate made a point to drop by the Food Service Program to promote healthy living and showcase her skills, while teaching the children how to become ninjas.

"It is so important reaching the kids when they are young, teaching them how to eat correctly, how to be active, how to be strong at such a young age,” Hannah said. “It sets the tone for the rest of their life.”

Hannah’s performance on American Ninja Warrior will debut Monday, June 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC.