Winners from the “Gotta Regatta!” creative essay writing and poster contest were announced Friday. Students from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley participated in the contest, which was sponsored by the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc.
One winner from each participating school was selected from a panel of judges to receive a commemorative trophy; all students participating received a participation ribbon.
Participating teachers were entered into a random drawing to receive a $200 classroom grant. Deanna Tapia from Golden Oak Community School was selected to receive the grant.
GOTTA REGATTA CONTEST WINNERS
Golden Oak Community School – Winning Essay
Katelyn Sulett, Grade 5
Golden Oak Community School – Winning Poster
Annie Niednagel, Grade 6
Helmers Elementary School – Winning Essay
Ben Kash, Grade 6
Helmers Elementary School – Winning Poster
Angie Wu, Grade 6
Mint Canyon Community School – Winning Essay
Emily Cooper, Grade 6
North Park Elementary School – Winning Poster
Emma Beam, Grade 6
Old Orchard Elementary School – Winning Essay
Aaron Rodriguez, Grade 6
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Winning Poster
Matthew Salerno, Grade 7
Sky Blue Elementary School – Winning Essay
Audrey Bernabe, Grade 2
Stevenson Ranch Elementary School – Winning Essay
Imogen Yang, Grade 3
Stevenson Ranch Elementary School – Winning Poster
Raushni Chowdhury, Grade 3
Tesoro del Valle Elementary School – Winning Essay
Sofia Tujiollo, Grade 5
Tesoro del Valle Elementary School – Winning Poster
Maria Armienta, Grade 5
Valencia High School – Winning Poster
Kaitlyn Uythoven, Grade 10
GOTTA REGATTA HONORABLE MENTIONS
Golden Oak Community School – Poster
Delaney Pinedas, Grade 5
Ethan Dempsy, Grade 5
Namita Shyam, Grade 5
The annual Rubber Ducky Festival, also known as the Rubber Ducky Regatta, is SDFHC’s signature fundraising event providing patient care funding throughout the year. Proceeds go toward patient care at SDFHC, which offers affordable, quality primary health care for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. SDFHC makes a special effort to serve the uninsured and underinsured.
SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley – Canyon Country Health Center, Val Verde Health Center, and Newhall Health Center – as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services – physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning. Patients pay based on their income.
About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc.
SDFHC was established in 1980 and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon. As the only non-profit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley, SDFHC serves the greater Santa Clarita Valley and is governed by a board of directors, all of whom are Santa Clarita residents. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care services and health education to unserved and underserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered, keeping health care affordable for all. SDFHC is supported by countless individuals as well as corporate sponsors who help make affordable health care possible. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Health services are available at the Val Verde Health Center (661-257-4008), the Canyon Country Health Center (661-424-1220) and the Newhall Health Center (661-291-1777).