GHS Sponsors Butner-Stem Elementary Wellness Initiative


GHS Sponsors Butner-Stem Elementary Wellness Initiative


South Granville Primary Care to Educate Students Through Kids Living Healthy Art Contest

L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer, Granville Health System; Dr. Joanne Fruth, South Granville Primary Care; Janet Randazzo, Art Instructor, Butner-Stem Elementary and Gus Gillespie, Principal, Butner-Stem Elementary announced the Kid’s Living Healthy Coloring Contest


OXFORD, NC (September 1, 2009) –Granville Health System (GHS) announced that the health system will sponsor the 2009 Kids Living Healthy Art Contest at Butner-Stem Elementary School. The program was launched on Monday, August 31 at the school.


L. Lee Isley, GHS Chief Executive Officer met with hundreds of Butner-Stem Elementary students as he explained that Granville Health System physician Dr. Joanne Fruth and her Butner medical practice, South Granville Primary Care, will host the program.


The contest is a wellness initiative designed to encourage students and their families to live healthy lifestyles. Students will be challenged to select themes such as nutrition, exercise or other ways to stay healthy and illustrate their ideas through individual pieces of art. Each child will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes by sketching or coloring their way towards healthy living.


"We feel honored to be included in this art contest being sponsored by Granville Health System. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students," said Gus Gillespie, Principal of Butner-Stem Elementary School. “Our school looks forward to the challenge—promoting healthy living through talent and creativity!”


The program will consist of 3 levels of participation: Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade; second and third grades; and fourth and fifth grades. Prizes will include certificates, ribbons, gift cards and savings bonds.


“As a community health partner, Granville Health System is pleased to join Butner-Stem Elementary in presenting the Kids Living Healthy Art Contest,” says Isley. “Health, nutrition and fitness should always play important roles in the lives of our students and their families. This new program provides a fun and creative approach to learning,” Isley continued.


Winners will be announced during an open house gallery showing for students and their families at South Granville Primary Care, located at 317 Central Avenue in Butner, on October 13 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


“South Granville Primary Care is absolutely thrilled to be hosting this program and looks forward to the open house when all the children’s hard work will be on display,” said Dr. Fruth. “The Kids Living Healthy Art Contest is a wonderful way to keep wellness and nutrition top of mind while allowing students a creative outlet for expressing their ideas.” 

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