The Lyon College Office of Health and Wellness has announced the fall semester's Biggest Winner Competition grand prize winners.
In the student category, Ethan Ballard won the competition, losing 14.9 percent of his body weight over 14 weeks. He won $1,000 toward next semester's tuition.
In the faculty and staff category, Tracy Allen won the competition, losing 5.3 percent of her body weight. Allen won $500 cash.
Honorable mentions went to Mirranda Foster, who lost 4.94 percent of her body weight, making her a close second to Allen by only 0.36 percent. In the student competition, Logan Hunt lost 9.32 percent of his body weight.
The fall 2016 semester began with 12 students and 6 faculty and staff competitors, a third of whom lost 5 percent or more of their starting weight. Together, the staff, faculty and students lost a total of 121 pounds.
The health and wellness office congratulates all of the Biggest Winner Competition participants and is thankful for their participation in this program. The contest, which began at the beginning of the semester, was open to all full-time students (excluding those in their first semester at Lyon) and all faculty and staff members with a beginning body mass index (BMI) of 25 percent or more.
The contest will begin again for the spring semester during the second week of classes, when the health and wellness office will hold an orientation meeting, first weigh-in and sign-up. All students, faculty and staff who meet the requirements are encouraged to sign up.
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