2013/2014 Health Is… Winners Announced!

Once again, dozens of area 5th graders compiled essays on what health means to them in hopes of being awarded one of 3 monetary prizes in Riordan Clinic’s 4th annual Health Is… essay contest. Judging is complete and the winners have been announced.

The 2013–2014 Health Is… essay contest was open to any 5th grade student in the Wichita area. Students were asked to write an essay communicating what health means to them. Essays were judged on originality, clarity, motivational impact, and emphasis on health (versus focus on disease). In the years past, the top 3 essays were awarded. This year, the judges felt compelled to award prizes to the top 4 essays based on the criteria. Monetary prizes totaling $1900 have been awarded to the top entries and their supervising teachers during classroom ceremonies.

Thank you to all who participated! Here are links to the top 4 essays – congratulations, kids. (And teachers!)

zSahvanna1st Prize

Sahvanna Bryson, and teacher Ms. Lynda Murphy
Woodland Health and Wellness Elementary




zAbir2nd Prize

Abir Haque, and teacher Ms. Brandi Rayl
Bostic Traditional Elementary




zAllison3rd Prize

Allison Tee, and teacher Ms. Jennifer Sinsel
Hyde Elementary




zKhloe3rd Prize

Khloe Kuckelman, and teachers Ms. Paula Stanley/Mrs. Jennifer Meek
Isely Traditional Elementary