A little hard work paid off big for several local students. They won this year's Junior Achievement essay contest.
J-A honored them Wednesday during a special luncheon at the Bonefish grill on 23rd Street.
Parents and teachers were invited to hear the winners from the elementary, middle, and high school categories read their essays, which centered around their involvement in Junior Achievement, and the lessons they've learned along the way.
The event was sponsored by Bonefish. Each of the first place winners also received a $100 savings bonds from the Panhandle Federal Educators Credit Union.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.