2023 Spring Celebration

In May 2023, Healthy NewsWorks student reporters were on stage and on the big screen for our 2023 Spring Celebration at Community College of Philadelphia. Students, their families, friends, educators, and additional community members joined us for the evening’s activities, which included displays of student newspapers, their artwork, and our By Kids, For Kids magazine, all featuring topics related to the 2022-23 Healthy NewsWorks theme, “Caring for Our Earth and Ourselves.” 

View more photos of the event here.

We were excited to hear live student interviews with (from left) Howard Stevenson, Ph.D., Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Tim Massaquoi, L.P.C., Clinical Director, The Ladipo Group, Philadelphia. 

The event also included student-produced video shorts on topics ranging from eco-anxiety to a behind-the-scenes field trip to the Academy of National Sciences of Philadelphia at Drexel University.

Event Host Committee

Jim Buehler

Steven Scott Bradley

Justin Campbell

Courtney Ercole

Elizabeth Gemmill

Amy Ginensky and Andrew Rogoff

Rob and Lisbeth Grossman

Laurie Hack and Jack Hershey

Moriah Hall

Katherine Hatton and Richard Bilotti

Leroy Howell

Amy Krulik

Jan Levine and Michael Zuckerman

Cary and Lynda Levinson

Andrew Magnus

Diana and Sam Mason

Martha Morse

Paul and Bonnie Offit

Nancy Petersmeyer

Margaret Ralph

Liz Rappaport

Walter Tsou

Tom Uhlman and Lisa Spiegel

Betsey and Mike Useem

Elizabeth and Tony Vale

Ellyn Jo Waller

Our Board

Amy B. Ginensky, J.D., President

James W. Buehler, M.D., Vice President

Andrew D. Magnus, Vice President

Laurita Hack, D.P.T., M.B.A., Ph.D., Secretary

H. George Shoffner, C.P.A., Treasurer

Joel Catindig

Luther T. Clark, M.D.

Moriah Hall, M.P.H.

Katherine Hatton

Kenny Johnson

Omar D. Joseph

Sharon Manker, M.Ed.

Elizabeth Rappaport, M.D.

Deborah Stern, M.A.T., Ph.D.

Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D.

AJ Vogt, J.D., Board Observer

Corporate and Community Sponsors

Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.