This year’s special guest at the Health Bee was Brenda Blackmon, Co-Anchor of My9 News.
The Germ Busters team, comprised of five Roosevelt Intermediate School students from Westfield, won second place in the United Healthcare/YMCA 4th Annual Health Bee Competition. They competed against seven other teams in three categories of health-related questions, and reached the final round. The seventh graders, shown here with their $500 check, are (front row l-r): Julian Mazzola, Stefan Sujanthakumar, Owen Heim, and Connor Smith; and (back row l-r): Joey Gabriel and Matthew Meusel. The Health Bee, a jeopardy style, physical activity and nutrition competition that United Health Care and the Westfield Y sponsor, is in its fourth year. According to Roosevelt Health Educator, Sharon Dorry, “By simply participating, the students are …
Seventh graders from Westfield, Cranford and Garwood will compete on Thursday, March 29 for the chance to win
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
For the seventh grade students competing in the annual Health Bee in Westfield, there's more at stake than just bragging rights: the future health of the students may depend on how well they understand the material. The third annual “UnitedHealthcare Health Bee” will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at the Westfield Area Y with 175 seventh grade students from schools in Westfield, Cranford and Garwood expected to participate. The Health Bee will test their knowledge of health and wellness with three Jeopardy-style rounds of competition in addition to 60-second pop culture quizzes. The students who participate in the Health Bee spend after-school hours from September through mid-March preparing for the challenge. The…