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Manchester Memorial Hospital Holds CREATION Health Arts Contest

Manchester, KY: Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) recently hosted an arts contest based on the theme of CREATION Health. The contest was open to middle and high school students in Clay County. The students were given a 12x18 frame size and were instructed on the principles of CREATION Health.

What is CREATION Health?

CREATION Health is a faith-based wellness plan for those who want to live healthier and happier lives. By consistently practicing the eight principles of CREATION Health – Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition – we fulfill God’s original plan for our lives, which is to live and be happy.

“There is nothing more important than connecting with the youngsters and sharing with them the way God created life to be lived,” said Hurriyat Ghayyur, Marketing and Community Outreach Director at MMH. “Teaching kids about CREATION Health at a younger age will help set them on a better path for the years to come,” said Ghayyur.

Over the span of two months, the students worked diligently towards submitting their entries to the CREATION Health Arts Contest with over a hundred submissions. The panel of judges tasked with narrowing down these beautiful pieces of art were representatives from the hospital and community, namely:

  • Erika Skula, CEO of MMH
  • Chaplain Mark Bondarenko, Chaplain at MMH
  • Leslie Sizemore, Community Leader and MMH Board Member
  • Eric Lunde, VP of Physician Services at MMH

After lengthy discussions, first, second and third place winners were chosen out of both the middle and the high school. The winners of this contest are as follows:

Middle School:

1st Prize: Isabella Stetter

2nd Prize: Danielle Smallwood

3rd Prize: Emma Rader

High School:

1st Prize: Lauren Sizemore

2nd Prize: Callie Smith

3rd Prize: Marissa Reid

The winners were then awarded certificates and prizes by Jeremy Hacker, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Hospital.

The MMH CREATION Health Arts Contest will be an annual event. To find out how you can be a part of the next contest, and for more information about this and other events, visit our website at, and be sure to follow us on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@ManMemorial).

*published in The Manchester Enterprise