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Competition Results

Bowling Green Students Win Third Annual Fields of Green Scholarship Challenge

ProMedica awarded $19,000 in scholarships to 14 area high school students as part of its third annual Fields of Green scholarship competition, held January 29, 2011, at Toledo Hospital’s Donald V. Kellermeyer Education Center Auditorium. As part of ProMedica’s childhood obesity prevention initiative, this year’s competition challenged students in grades 10 – 12 to develop a healthy breakfast plan for elementary school children. Each meal plan was required to include five in-school and five at-home meals, plus education materials for parents on the importance of nutrition and healthy eating.

This year’s winners, Jennifer Gerdeman and Ryan Stefanich of team “Breakfast Boot Camp,” who attend Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ohio, received individual scholarships of $5,000 each and their school received an additional $1,000 for its health and science program. During the presentation, team members served one of their meals to the judges, who included Cathy Cantor, MD, ProMedica Physicians; Cindy Skaff, Toledo Public Schools; Kathy Smith, WGTE Television; and Sarah Ciha, a 4th-grade student at McKinley Elementary School in Toledo.

In addition to the first-place winners, two other students, Courtney Bausman and Mallory Flinn of "The Peachy Girls," each received $2,500 scholarships as well as a $500 donation to their school, Blissfield High School in Blissfield, Mich. Other finalists each received a $250 scholarship for participating in the event.

“ProMedica is committed to helping individuals and families live healthy lives, and the annual scholarship competition is a great way to engage young people while providing them scholarships to continue their education,” said ProMedica President and Chief Executive Officer, Randy Oostra, who attended the event.

Over the past three years, ProMedica has awarded more than $110,000 in student scholarships through the Fields of Green scholarship competition.

Team Members School Results Total Scholarship Awarded
Jennifer Gerdeman
Ryan Stefanich
Bowling Green High School (Bowling Green, Ohio) 1st Place $10,000
$1,000 – school
Courtney Bausman
Mallory Flinn
Blissfield High School (Blissfield, Michigan) Runner Up $5,000
$500 – school
Shannon Stucke
Elizabeth Weitzel
Hallie Wenning
Jayme Wright
Coldwater High School (Coldwater, Ohio) Finalist $250
Laura Earl
Sydney Kanjuparamban
St. Ursula Academy (Toledo, Ohio) Finalist $250
Katie David
Emily Fischback
Sarah Whitney
Zachary Todd
St. Ursula Academy (Toledo, Ohio)
St. Francis de Sales High School (Toledo, Ohio)
Finalist $250