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Bowling Green Students are Winners of ProMedica’s Come to the Table Scholarship Program

ProMedica announced the winners of its fourth-annual high school scholarship program, Come to the Table, on January 30, 2012 at ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. The program required area high school students to develop a program to address hunger in their community.

Katelyn Motsinger and Kayleen Powell from Bowling Green High School won first-place and each received $5,000 college scholarships for their Kay and Kate's Kitchen program. Their program Serving All Community Kids (S.A.C.K.) consists of a weekend backpack program for kids enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Students are sent home with a backpack containing food to assist in meeting their nutrition needs outside of school. Their program will be put into action in communities throughout ProMedica’s service area, and ProMedica will award $1,000 to their high school for its health and science program.

Ryan Temple and Trayvone Mathis from Start High School and Scott High School received honorable mention and each received $1,000 college scholarships for their program The Need to Feed.

Pike Delta York High School and St. Ursula Academy were also selected as finalists to present their program ideas. The following community members served as judges: Julie Payeff, community commitment manager, The Andersons; Ben Heywood, attorney, Lyden, Liebenthal and Chappell, Ltd.; and Deborah Vas, executive director, Toledo Seagate Foodbank. Entries were judged on overall program content, creativity and how the program’s impact will be measured.

The scholarship program was developed to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and to increase access to healthier food in under-served areas.

View Come to the Table Competition Guidelines

Team Members School Results Total Scholarship Awarded
Katelyn Motsinger
Kayleen Powell
Bowling Green High School
(Bowling Green, Ohio)
1st Place $5,000 each
$1,000 – school
Ryan Temple
Trayvone Mathis
Start High School
(Toledo, Ohio)
Scott High School
(Toledo, Ohio)
Honorable Mention $1,000 each