Navigation Links
AMERIGROUP Foundation and Union City Board of Education Announce Winners of 'Word About Health' Contest
Date:2/26/2009

Statewide Annual Essay Contest Challenged Students to Submit Thoughts About Healthy Living

WEST NEW YORK, N.J., Feb. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMERIGROUP Foundation and Union City Board of Education announced the winners of the annual WORD About Health Contest during a special luncheon at The Lighthouse Restaurant in West New York, NJ.

The statewide contest challenges students to submit essays, poems or rap lyrics that best communicate their understanding of nutrition and drug-free living. The contest was open to all sixth graders in Union City public schools. A total of 13 winners were announced (1st and 2nd prize level for each of the six participating public schools) and one District Prize winner. Prizes for the top essays include a 30 Gigabyte iPod, iPod Nano and a 1 Gigabyte iPod Shuffle.

The winning students listed by 1st prize and then 2nd prize are: Daniel Hernandez and Johanna Gordillo of Woodrow Wilson School, Francisco Gazmuri and Gina Zotamba of George Washington School, Steven Aroca and Jose Merchan of Thomas A. Edison School, Jeremy Antor and George Antor of Roosevelt School, Joel H. Reyes and Aisha Berroa of Robert Waters School and Lilyana Abreu and Jazlyn Acevede of Jose Marti Middle School. The District Grand Prize winner was Chelsie Scarafile of Woodrow Wilson School.

The winning students read their essays out loud to the group, which included Supervisor of Board of Education Stanley A. Sanger, Supervisor of Academic Programs Lucy Soovajian, school principals, vice principals, sixth grade teachers, literacy coaches and the students' parents and family members.

District winner Chelsie Scarafile, educated participants about the importance of exercise and playing sports while reading her essay, written in a rap format, entitled, "Exercise Is Not Lame!"

One hundred essays were judged by a panel of community volunteers who included Layne Johnson, PhD and biomedical consultant, Jeanne McMahon of Hudson Perinatal Consortium, Nadia Cabana, Director, of The ARC of Hudson County, Benjamin J. Dineen, Director of Resource Development & Marketing United Way of Hudson County.

The AMERIGROUP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AMERIGROUP Corporation, a multi-state managed healthcare company based in Virginia Beach, Va. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to healthcare, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting community improvement and healthy neighborhoods. For more information about the AMERIGROUP Foundation, visit www.amerigroupcorp.com/foundation.

    Contact:
    Kent Jenkins
    AMERIGROUP
    (757) 473-2737, ext. 44925


'/>"/>
SOURCE AMERIGROUP Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AMERIGROUP Reports Q4 Net Income of $37.3 Million or $0.70 Per Diluted Share
2. AMERIGROUP Corporation Elects Emerson U. Fullwood to Board of Directors
3. AMERIGROUP Names Finley Chief Compliance Officer
4. AMERIGROUP Health Plan in Nevada Begins Serving Medicaid Enrollees
5. AMERIGROUP Corporation to Discuss Fourth Quarter Earnings on February 19
6. Atlanta Educator Kim Bearden Honored as Healthy Hero by AMERIGROUP Foundation
7. AMERIGROUP to Establish Public Policy Institute
8. AMERIGROUP Community Care of Ohio Awarded New Health Plan Accreditation From NCQA
9. AMERIGROUP Corporation to Present at the 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 14
10. AMERIGROUP Terminates Agreement to Purchase New Jersey Medicaid Plan
11. Fredericka Roper of Atlanta Honored as Healthy Hero By the AMERIGROUP Foundation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the ... to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The ... Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have ... these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as ... Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced ... BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution ... this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in ... sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT is ... levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and specialty ... Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration of ... its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be held ... a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: