A heart-healthy summer expressed through art earned seven local students recognition from Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all. The students were honored during a virtual recognition ceremony on Oct. 14.
The art contest, now in its fifth year, asked local students in grades 3-8 to create artwork that represents how they stay heart healthy during the summer. The winning artwork included illustrations about eating healthy, staying active by riding bikes and swimming, playing with pets, growing healthy foods in home gardens, staying hydrated and staying safe in the sun.
The winning art was created by:
- Aubrie Copp – Friendship Elementary, Southern York County School District
- Payton Sargen – Donegal Intermediate School, Donegal School District
- Koby Hartung – PA Virtual Charter School
- Lucy Smolinski – Donegal Intermediate School, Donegal School District
- Sophia Defendall, Friendship Elementary, Southern York County School District
- Madison Gantz, Friendship Elementary, Southern York County School District
- Chloe Cotton, Friendship Elementary, Southern York County School District
The art contest is part of Penn State Health Children’s Hospital’s Youth Health Movement Platform Sponsorship with the American Heart Association. In addition to the art contest, more than 10,500 students in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties that participate in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge program receive a quarterly newsletter with family heart health tips.
For more information about the American Heart Association’s kids health initiatives, visit heart.org/kids.
Communications Director for the American Heart Association in Central Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, State College, Altoona and Johnstown.