[permaculture] 5th Graders Essay Contest on Healthy Living

Carl DuPoldt cdupoldt at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 28 14:15:21 EST 2010

Each week during the month of November, the Riordan Clinic will 
celebrate its 35th anniversary by unveiling innovative programs and 
community awareness projects. On November 22, in an effort to promote 
healthy living to area youth, the Riordan Clinic announced the "Health 
Is..." essay contest for Wichita 5th graders.

The first "Health Is..." contest was introduced as part of the Clinic's 
25th Anniversary Celebration in 2000. It was wonderfully successful, 
with winners sharing thousands of dollars in prizes and benefiting from a
 greater appreciation of health.

he 2010 "Health Is..." essay contest is open to any 5th grade student in
 USD 259. Students are asked to write an essay communicating what health
 means to them. Essays will be judged on originality, clarity, 
motivational impact, and emphasis on health (verses focus on disease). 
Entries are due by 1/21/2011. Winners will be announced 2/22/2011. 
Monetary prizes totaling $1700 will be awarded to the top 3 entries and 
their supervising teachers. The first place entry will be published in 
our March 2011 issue of the Health Hunters Newsletter with readership of

Information about the contest will be sent by the USD 259 Health Services Coordinator to elementary school nurses,
 who will disseminate the information to 5th grade teachers. Questions 
about the contest should be directed to Tiffany Hurley at thurley at riordanclinic.org. 

Riordan Clinic 

3100 N. Hillside Ave. - Wichita, KS 67219 - (316) 682-3100 - http://www.RiordanClinic.org


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