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Competition Results

Eighteen high school students in 2010 went home with money for college as a result of developing the top programs for ProMedica’s Fields of Green scholarship competition, which required teams of teens to create a 20-30 minute health and fitness program for elementary school children. Each program, designed to target childhood obesity, had to include healthy snack options, a detailed budget, a method for evaluating the program’s success and a creative slogan.

Alyse Krausz and Rebecca Funke (from Notre Dame Academy in Toledo) and Mark Brahier (from St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo) were the first-place winners of the scholarship competition for their “Around the World: Destination Health” entry. Each student won a $5,000 college scholarship and each school received $1,000 for its health and science program.

Their winning entry challenged elementary school children to “travel” to different countries around the world. While visiting a country, the students learn how to count in the native language, perform a fun exercise unique to the children of that country, and enjoy a healthy snack from that culture. After completion of the exercise, each child receives a “stamp” in their passport as an interactive way to record their exercise activities.

“Students in elementary school view gym class in one of three ways – they love it, tolerate it, or would rather be in the classroom,” says team member Rebecca Funke. “We designed our program to appeal to all three groups. Students can learn about the culture of the country they are visiting and participate in a fun, physical activity at the same time.”

The first–place entry was implemented in several area elementary schools in the spring. In 2009, through the inaugural scholarship program, ProMedica awarded a total of $42,000 to winning students and their schools. In 2010, the total amount awarded to area high schools and students through the Fields of Green scholarship competition exceeded $50,000.

Team Members School Results Total Scholarship Awarded
Alyse Krausz
Rebecca Funke
Mark Brahier
Notre Dame Academy
(Toledo, Ohio)
St. John’s Jesuit High School
(Toledo, Ohio)
1st Place $15,000
$2,000 – school*
Scott Brummel
Wyatt Hoch
Kaitlyn Llewellyn
Killian Llewellyn
Perrysburg High School
(Perrysburg, Ohio)
2nd Place (tie) $10,000
$1,000 – school*
Makenzy Speiser
Melissa Wiles
Lauren Yates
Blissfield High School
(Blissfield, Michigan)
2nd Place (tie) $7,500
$1,000 – school*
Katie Hay
Marissa Kath
Courtney Moyer
Sydney Vickery
Bellevue Senior High School
(Bellevue, Ohio)
3rd Place (tie) $4,000
$1,000 – school*
Jessica Brumbaugh
Casey McDonald
Ashley Meyer
Jacob Meyer
Tinora High School
(Defiance, Ohio)
3rd Place (tie) $4,000
$1,000 – school*
Caroline Jardine
Gabrielle Mosiniak
Cardinal Stritch High School
(Oregon, Ohio)
Finalist $1,000 -  school*
Valerie Rosebrock
Beau Samples
Fairview High School
(Sherwood, Ohio)
Finalist $1,000 – school*
Megan Peiffer
Laura Sutton
Perrysburg High School
(Perrysburg, Ohio)
Finalist $1,000 – school*
Sarah Mathiot
Erica Oswald
Sylvania Northview High School
(Sylvania, Ohio)
Sylvania Southview High School
(Sylvania, Ohio)
Finalist $2,000 – school*
Taylor Bihn
Cody Curry
Olivia Czeczele
Grant Weirich
Woodmore High School
(Elmore, Ohio)
Finalist $1,000 – school*
TOTAL AWARDED $52,500

*In addition to the scholarship awarded to each student who placed, every school received $1,000 for its health and science program.

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