We are pleased to announce that Lynn YMCA Youth Center members: Ararat Gebreysus, Kathleen Morales, and Arsema Gebreysus were chosen as winners of the Healthy Lifestyle Essay contest.  Wicked Healthy Vending℠ is providing each winner with $100 scholarship to be used towards their tuition for their Summer Youth Center program.   See press release.

Kids receiving awards at the YMCA standing with Tina PaineThere were 13 children who submitted essays on what healthy lifestyle means to them, including what healthy snack and activity is their favorite.

Although there were three winners chosen, all 13 children received an array of healthy snacks, including, Brothers all natural fruit, Stretch Island organic fruit strips, Nutrigrain bars, Welch’s fruit snacks, Annies’ certified organic snacks, smart pop and baked chips.

It was my honor meeting these enthusiastic and polite children.  The Lynn YMCA is doing a great job!

Check out the actual essays written by our scholarship winners:
Essay Winner – Ararat Gebreysus
Essay Winner – Arsema Gebreysus
Essay Winner – Kathleen Morales