February 4, 2020
FLINT – Genesee Health Plan (GHP) announced it is accepting entries for its Fifth Annual Health Heritage Essay Contest. This year Sovita Credit Union is sponsoring the contests, which are open to all students in Genesee County.
The essay contest is for elementary (grades 5 and 6 only), middle/junior high and high school students. Two scholarships will also be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
“Knowing your family health history is a key part of prevention and living a healthy life. Our annual Health Heritage Essay Contest is one way we encourage students to think about their health today and in the future,” said Jim Milanowski, GHP President and CEO. “This year we are excited to announce that Sovita Credit Union is sponsoring the essay and scholarship contests.”
Students are encouraged to interview one or more of their family members and write an essay about their findings, as well as their plans for their personal health and their future health. The specific essay guidelines are outlined below and can also be found at geneseehealthplan.org.
Elementary (grades 5 and 6 only) & Middle/Junior High School
Health Care Career Scholarship Contest
“The name ‘Sovita’ celebrates the life of the community,” said Jen Shew, Sovita Credit Union Director of Marketing. “We serve the healthcare and educational community, so this partnership is a great fit for Sovita. We are honored to support the work Genesee Health Plan does to educate students and families about making healthy lifestyle choices and are very excited to sponsor this year’s essay contest.”
CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 20th.
The contest also provides an opportunity for teachers to participate for the chance to win prizes. The middle/junior high school teacher who has the most students from their classes enter the contest will receive a $300 gift card and the high school teacher who has the most students from their classes enter the contest will receive a $500 gift card. Both winning teachers will also be recognized at the Health Care Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.
Essays can be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Sherika Finklea at (810) 232-7740 ext. 217 with any questions.
For more information including specific contest rules and guidelines, visit geneseehealthplan.org/2020essaycontests.
Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is Genesee County’s plan for better health which began with the vision to have a community where each person has equal and affordable opportunity to live a healthy life. GHP is a nonprofit health care organization that was launched in 2001 to provide health care coverage and life-saving services to the uninsured residents of Genesee County. The plan has provided more than 90,000 county residents with doctor’s visits, cancer screenings, prescription drugs, x-rays and many more life-saving services since 2001. Learn more about GHP at geneseehealthplan.org or call 844.232.7740.
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