Diamondback: TerpThon, Symbiont Health each win $5,000 in seventh annual Do Good Challenge
The School of Public Health was well represented in the seventh annual UMD Do Good Challenge. TerpThon, which includes junior public health science major Amara Fox, was one of two top winners, receiving $5,000.
"Through our efforts, we are not only making a difference at Children's National, but making a difference here on campus," Fox told the Diamondback. "We are building a community of passionate student leaders who are able to further champion our cause and increase our impact."
Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care, a student mental health advocacy group, won $2,500 for placing second, and another $2,500 in an audience's choice award.
"In a little under two months, we fundamentally changed the culture regarding mental health on this campus, but so much more must be accomplished by us and the university before we can proudly say we make mental health a priority," senior psychology and kinesiology major Anthony Sartori said in the article.
Placing third and receiving $1,000 is Nourish: Mommy and Me, a student organization that provides boxes of healthy food delivered to pregnant women. SPH’s Samantha Kennedy is part of that team.