Student Contest Winners Educate Peers About the Dangers of MRSA Through Art, Video, and Essay
Sponsors IBC, The Health Care Improvement Foundation, and The
Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, The Health Care Improvement Foundation, and The
Bagdon and Mannon received the most votes from visitors to the contest website for their poster entries in the middle school, graphic/written category. They were selected from several other finalists from their school. They will receive first- and second-place cash prizes of
“We are impressed by how innovative these kids were in tackling a subject as weighty as MRSA,” said Dr.
“I learned a lot about MRSA through this contest and thought it was a really fun and cool experience,” said
In addition to the winners and finalists from Log College Middle School, six students received an honorable mention for their work.
Winning entries can be seen by visiting the Students Fight MRSA website at www.studentsfightmrsa.com.
MRSA has become a serious health issue for schools across the country, and outbreaks of the infection have resulted in widespread fear, school closures, student illness, and even death on rare occasions. For more detailed information about MRSA and how it’s prevented, transmitted, and treated, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca.html
ABOUT THE STUDENTS FIGHT MRSA SPONSORS:
Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is a leading health insurer in southeastern
The Health Care Improvement Foundation
The Health Care Improvement Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to building partnerships for better health care in southeastern
Founded in honor of America’s first scientist,
SOURCE Independence Blue Cross