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    Boy Scouts Honor Unsung Atlanta Heroes
    The Boy Scouts of America honored unsung heroes in the community and in scouting at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet held on Thursday, October, 25, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

    The 2012 Award Honorees included: JC Allen, South Atlanta District; Amelia Colvard, South Atlanta District; Francy Henao, Foothills District; Rev. Jonathan Holston, North Atlanta District; Douglas Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission; Jennell Hunt-Warren, West Atlanta District; Marc Jean Pierre, Exploring; Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, Exploring; Darryl Lesure, Chick-fil-A; Christopher Morris, West Atlanta District; Steve Sitton, AT&T Mobility; Ken Sternad, Retired UPS Foundation President; William J. Stanley, III, Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C.; and Dr. Carlton Wilson, Cherokee Pickens District. The Corporate Honoree is The Home Depot.

    End Childhood Obesity Looking for Ideas
    The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity crisis within a generation, is inviting anyone with a great idea for how to end childhood obesity to enter the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. The winning idea will receive $10,000 to kick-start their idea, and expert advice to turn that idea into a reality.

    The End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge will solicit ideas from people across the country, score them, and then let America vote online to decide the three finalists. The finalists will win a trip to Washington, DC, where they’ll present their idea at the PHA’s Building a Healthier Future Summit, March 6-8, 2013. Applicants are required to create a video that details their idea in 2 minutes and 30 seconds or less, explaining why their solution is the best. The deadline for applications is noon (Eastern) on Friday, November 16, 2012.
    For more information on the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge and the 2013 Healthier Future Summit, please visit the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-a-Healthier-America/284607191574193?sk=app_286423371468352.

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