Stovall-Shaw Elementary Students Illustrate How They Are Living Healthy
OXFORD, NC (April 10, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the winners of the Stovall-Shaw Elementary School 2009 “Kids Living Healthy” coloring contest at Stovall Medical Center in Stovall, 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 100 students took part in the contest.
The judging committee included Janet Parrott, Mayor of the Town of Stovall; James Lumpkins, Granville County Commissioner and Board member for Stovall Medical Center and Granville Health System; Shields Blackwell, Director of Granville Education Foundation; Mike Felts, President of the Granville County Arts Council and Scott Thomas, Marketing Director for Granville Health System.
The contest included 3 levels of participation: kindergarten and 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 Stovall Medical Center on April 2.
The winners included:
First Place Winners: Brittany Buchanan (fourth grade), Miranda Nelson (second grade) and Morgan Alexandra Nance (first grade)
Second Place Winners: Hunter Strother (fourth grade), Ryan Grossfeld (first grade) and Skye Frazier (second grade)
Third Place Winners: Jodi Frazier (kindergarten), Katie Roberts (fifth grade) and Kelan Marable (third grade)
"What an opportunity for our school to be recognized for their creativity and promoting healthy living!" said Kathy Twisdale, Principal of Stovall-Shaw Elementary School. “This was a wonderful experience for our students and a great event for the community,” continued Twisdale.
An estimated 500 people were in attendance for the open house gallery. Artwork covered most of the hallways throughout the medical center. Family members posed for photos next to their favorite submissions as students proudly pointed out both their creations, and those of their classmates.
“As the community’s health partner, Granville Health System is pleased to join Stovall-Shaw Elementary in presenting the Kids Living Healthy program,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System. “This initiative underscores the fact that health, nutrition and fitness should always play important roles in the lives of our students and their families,” said Isley.