Fourth Annual ProMedica Scholarship Competition to Target Hunger
posted on: 01/30/2012
TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2012 – ProMedica has announced eight student team finalists of its Fields of Green high school scholarship program – Come to the Table. The program, required high school students to develop a program to address hunger in area communities. More than one out of five families in the region receives aid to help feed their families. Students from schools in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan submitted entries for a chance to win $5,000 college scholarships and $1,000 for their school’s health and science program. A panel of judges will choose the winners on Saturday, Jan. 28 at ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd.
Students from the following schools will present their programs on Jan. 28: Scott High School, Toledo, Ohio; Start High School, Toledo, Ohio; St. Ursula Academy, Toledo, Ohio; Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ohio; and Pike-York-Delta Senior High School, Delta, Ohio.
This is ProMedica’s fourth high school scholarship competition. Since 2008, the Fields of Green program has awarded more than $110,000 to students and schools.
This month, student teams will give a 7 – 10 minute presentation to a panel of judges who will rate them on several criteria, including overall program content, creativity and how the program’s impact will be measured. The winning entry will be put into action in communities throughout ProMedica’s service area.
“Despite the success of many national and local organizations nutrition assistance programs, ProMedica continues to see the health impact of poor nutrition and hunger on our patients and families everyday, hunger not only persists, it is thriving,” says Stephanie Cihon, corporate director of advocacy, ProMedica. “We look forward to not only rewarding area students for their hard work and innovation, but also the impact their ideas will have on hunger in our communities.”
ProMedica, a mission-based organization that is ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S., was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization with nearly 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.