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Friday, May 10, 2013

Wellness Ambassadors

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of serving as host to five area high school students who served as Wellness Ambassadors for WMHS this past year.  A Wellness Ambassador is a high school student who is passionate about health and wellness and created an initiative to advance that passion.  The program required that each student facilitate at least one wellness initiative during the school year.  The initiatives were well done as each involved the community as well as the individual schools.   We are so fortunate to have the best and the brightest serving as the wellness ambassadors.  Congratulations to Joni Miller, Rebecca Smith, Urvashi Dayalan, Marisa Steiner and Nathan Bussard on a job extremely well done. 

To reward each wellness ambassador, WMHS gave each a $500 scholarship to reward them for their wonderful initiatives.  It is my intention to expand the Wellness Ambassador program in an effort to continue to address our wellness and population health initiatives at WMHS.  We are now off to a great start thanks to the students and Carey Moffat and Nancy Forlifer of Community Wellness at WMHS.

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