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Posted on: September 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Essay contest asks Kenosha County students in grades 4-8, 'What’s a healthy community to you?'

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The Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families is asking local elementary and middle school students, “What’s a healthy community to you?”

That is the theme of an essay contest that is now open to all Kenosha County students in grades 4 through 8.

Students may participate as part of a group through a school or organization, or on their own. Winners will receive prizes, and the top essays will be published in the Kenosha News.

The deadline to submit an essay is Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. There is no word-count requirement, though it is recommended that essays be no longer than one page.

“This contest, ‘What’s a healthy community to you,’ is to inspire students to work toward promoting health in their daily environment,” said Atifa Robinson, program coordinator for the Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families. “Our hope is that students will be encouraged to build a brighter future in Kenosha County.”

Schools/organizations that plan to participate in the contest are asked to contact Robinson at 262-605-6769 or 

Individuals may access the entry form online here. Completed forms may be submitted in person at the Kenosha County Division of Health office on the second floor of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, or by email to 

About the Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families: The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families is a targeted regional program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program, working to reduce health disparities while educating and engaging the community in efforts to improve birth outcomes. Kenosha is one of three participating counties, along with Racine and Milwaukee.

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