South Granville Primary Care Promotes Children’s Wellness

12/8/2009

South Granville Primary Care Promotes Children’s Wellness

 

OXFORD, NC (December 8, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the winners of the Butner-Stem Elementary School 2009 “Kids Living Healthy” artwork contest at the South Granville Primary Care facility in Butner, North Carolina.

 

The program is a wellness initiative designed by Granville Health System to encourage students and their families to live healthy lifestyles. Students were challenged to select themes such as nutrition, exercise or other ways to stay healthy and illustrate their ideas through individual pieces of art. More than 400 students took part in the contest.

 

The judging committee included Tom Lane, Mayor of the Town of Butner; James Lumpkins, Granville County Commissioner and Granville Health System Board of Trustees member; Shields Blackwell, Director of Granville Education Foundation; and Scott Thomas, Marketing Director for Granville Health System.

 

"This was a fantastic program for our local students," said Dr. Joanne Fruth. “Supporting the health and wellness of our children is an important part of what we do here at South Granville Primary Care. We were so pleased to host the gallery and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to share this experience with the community.”

 

The contest included 4 levels of participation: pre-K and kindergarten, first grade, second and third grades, and fourth and fifth grades. A number of prizes were awarded through this program, including certificates, ribbons and savings bonds. Winners were announced during the open house gallery showing for students, their families and the community at South Granville Primary Care in October.

 

The winners included:
First Place Winners: Lea Goss (kindergarten), Madyson Cheek (first grade - tied), Lily Tunstall (first grade - tied), Ashton Humphrey (second grade), and Chassidy Averette (fourth grade).
Second Place Winners: Rebecca Snyder (kindergarten), Seth Jones (first grade), Hannah Jackson (third grade), and Caitlynn Taylor (fourth grade)
Third Place Winners: Blake Fletcher (pre-K), Emma Oliver (first grade), Anthony Gallagher (second grade), and Steven Faulkner (fifth grade)

 

"We were thrilled to partner with Granville Health System on this important wellness initiative," said Gus Gillespie, Principal of Butner-Stem Elementary School. “Our students did a great job. We are very impressed with the quality of work they produced. We certainly have a very talented group of students!”

 

“Each one of our students thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Kids Living Healthy program,” said Janet Randazzo, art teacher at Butner-Stem Elementary School. “They were so proud to display their work at the South Granville Primary Care gallery showing.”

 

Hundreds were in attendance for the open house gallery. Artwork covered most of the hallways throughout the primary care facility. Family members posed for photos next to their favorite submissions as students proudly pointed out both their creations, and those of their classmates.

 

“Nutrition and fitness should always play important roles in the lives of our students and their

families. Our Kids Living Healthy program takes a creative approach toward effectively promoting this message,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System. “Butner-Stem Elementary School has been a great partner in supporting this initiative. We are pleased to see this program grow and look forward to working with more schools within our community,” said Isley.

 

About South Granville Primary Care
South Granville Primary Care (SGPC), a Granville Health System facility, is located at 317 Central Avenue in Butner. SGPC is a primary care practice that offers a full range of clinical services, including laboratory and X-ray services; wellness physicals for adults, children and infants; and work, school and disability physicals. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment. For an appointment, or information about family medicine services through Granville Health System, call 919-575-6103.
 

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