Genesee Community College Awards Scholarships to Local Youths for Wellness Camp

Genesee Community College has recently awarded 10 local youths with a full scholarship to attend the Genesee Sport and Wellness Experience during July 18-29. The Sport and Wellness Experience is geared toward middle school aged-students and takes place at the Batavia Campus.

Genesee Community College has recently awarded 10 local youths with a full scholarship to attend the Genesee Sport and Wellness Experience during July 18-29. The Sport and Wellness Experience is geared toward middle school aged-students and takes place at the Batavia Campus. The scholarship winners were nominated based on character, initiative and if they demonstrated an interest and appreciation for wellness and sport through effort and academic standing in health and physical education classes and/or participation in an athletic team.
The following local middle school students were nominated by a faculty, staff member or coach from their school and have been awarded a $140 scholarship covering the entire cost of the Wellness Experience:


Name                                                     School
Karley Shaffer                              Alexander Middle School
Lydia Borrelli                               Wolcott Street School
Thomas Shaw                            York Central School
J'Zon Richardson                      Batavia Middle School
Rachel DeNise                          Batavia Middle School
Connor Logsdon                       St. Joseph Catholic School
Bryan Moscicki                           Holy Family School
Tucker Bezon                             Elba Central School
Marty Callan                               Caledonia-Mumford Central School
Grace Marzolf                             Alexander Middle School


This newly developed summer program includes instruction and skill development in the areas of golf, tennis, soccer, and volleyball for two weeks to local middle school students. Education on a variety of wellness topics such as nutrition, fitness, stress management, peer pressure, and drug and substance abuse issues will also be presented and discussed. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to attend the program during July 18-29 from 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday. The cost for the Genesee Sport and Wellness Experience is $140 and includes lunch every day and a t-shirt.

“We are very excited to recognize these outstanding students in our Sport and Wellness Experience this summer,” Rebecca Dziekan, director of Health and Physical Education at Genesee said. “Although we have awarded the scholarships, there is still time and spaces available for the Sport and Wellness Experience. I encourage all area youths to participate in this fun, two-week summer camp.”

It is not too late to register for the Genesee Sport and Wellness Experience. For further details or to register for the camp visit: www.genesee.edu/GCC/Wellness and download the registration form. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 24, 2011.

For more information, please contact Becky Dziekan, director of Health and Physical Education at 585-343-0055 x6424 or rldziekan@genesee.edu .

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