Spring Hill, Florida (April 16, 2014) – Oak Hill Hospital’s Pediatric ER in collaboration with the Florida Blueberry Festival and the Hernando County School District recently held their Blueberry Festival Coloring Contest.
All K to 8 school age children were eligible and encouraged to participate, including public, private and home schooled children. There was one winner for each category from each participating school and one from all other entries from private or home school The age categories were 5-7, 8-11, and 11-13. Participating schools developed their own judging procedures and mailed one winner per age category to the Blueberry Festival headquarters.
In the age 5-7 category the winner was Arreon Nicole Roberts, age 7 from Brooksville Elementary. In the 8-10 category the winner was Alanis Baez, age 10 from Explorer K-8. The winner in the 11-13 category was Isabella Gonzalez, age 11 from Suncoast Elementary School.
Each of the grand prize winners will receive their $ 150 gift card at the May 6, 2014 School Board Meeting at 919 North Broad Street in Brooksville at 6 pm. They will have a group photo of themselves with their framed winning entries, their parents, Dr. Lori Romano, School Superintendent and other school board officials.
The semi-finalists were all displayed at the Blueberry Festival’s “Blueberry Patch,” which was a kids’ zone sponsored by Oak Hospital’s Pediatric ER. Below are all the semi-finalists:
Age 5-7 Category
Mason, 7, Moton Elementary
Evelyn Aquino, 7, Explorer K-8
Myles J. Brown, 8, Moton Elementary
Kasey Carter, 8, Spring Hill Elementary
Nevaeh Chance, 7, Spring Hill Elementary
Adrienne Deroide, 6, Westside Elementary
Aliyah Fain, 7, Pine Grove Elementary
Shyla Fleming, 6, Chocachatti Elementary
Aleta Johnson, 6, Winding Waters K-8
Allie Jones, 7, Suncoast Elementary
Katrina Kocovic, 7, J.D. Floyd K-8
Taylor Nelson, 7, Challenger K-8
Joshua Stout, 7, Deltona Elementary
Goldie Summers, 7, Private, Home School
Rebecca Valdez, 5, Eastside Elementary
Age 8-10 Category
Troy Bondacki, 8, Home School
Lara Crowder, 10, Challenger Elementary
Nalhan Fryer, 8, J.D. Floyd K-8
Sage Graham, 10, Suncoast Elementary
Jacqueline Jones, 10, Chocachatti Elementary
Reese Laushot, 8, Winding Waters K-8
Carian Orsini, 8, Deltona Elementary
Delaney Rimes, 10, Brooksville Elementary
Trenton Taylor, 10, Eastside Elementary
Dardy Turlpy, 10, Westside Elementary
Age 11-13 Category
Kyla Flood, 11, Challenger K-8
Olivia Fremer, 13, Home School
Katelyn Godfrey, 11, Winding Waters K-8
Tayler Horsechaw, 11, Pine Grove Elementary
Bailey Jones, 11, Moton Elementary
Savanna Kline, 13, Powell Middle School
Heather Kenny, 11, Deltona Elementary
Kaitlyn Moore, 11, Brooksville Elementary
Emma Owen, 11, Explorer K-8
Isabelle Pando, 12, West Hernando Middle School
Solyse Stenty, 11, J.D. Floyd K-8
Allie Theodore, 11, Parrott Middle School
Jasmine Trobia, 11, Westside Elementary
Oak Hill Hospital’s Pediatric ER, the Florida Blueberry Festival and the Hernando County School District congratulate all the winners.
Attached photos: The grand prize entries.
About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (262 acute care beds), is one of the area’s largest private employers, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Approximately 300 physicians, 950 associates, and over 350 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.
Oak Hill has demonstrated its healthcare leadership by achieving distinction as the:
· First hospital in the area to offer a Graduate Medical Education (GME) program with a Residency in Internal Medicine.
· First hospital in the area to offer a Critical Care Intensivist program to provide around the clock intensive care in the 36 bed ICU of the hospital’s North Tower.
· First and only open heart surgery hospital in Hernando County.
· First hospital in our region to receive the Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care excellence by WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Awards.
· First accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (heart catheterization) and the first hospital in the area to achieve Heart Failure accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
· First and only advanced level primary stroke center in Hernando County to be fully accredited by The Joint Commission.
· First comprehensive Women’s Imaging Center in Hernando County and the first imaging center offering digital mammography with computer aided detection.
· First hospital in the area to be recognized as an accredited cancer institute by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
· First hospital in the region to offer a comprehensive Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and first to achieve national certification by The Joint Commission for its hip & knee replacement and spinal fusion programs.
· First in the nation to have achieved 100% Board Certified Emergency Nurses, CEN’s, for which it was honored by the Emergency Nurses Association and first in Florida to receive the prestigious Lantern Award in ER nursing for exemplifying exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research.
· Now offers the most advanced robotic assisted surgical system: the newly refined da Vinci® Si Surgical System.
· Named by The Joint Commission as one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care.
It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook.