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Sarasota County Students Take Home Top Spots in Vivida Health Mascot Art Contest

SARASOTA COUNTY, October 18, 2019 – Sarasota County Schools is pleased to announce that three students from Sarasota Middle School and a Brookside Middle School student were recently lauded for their original artwork. Vivida Health Plan creatively searched for their new health mascot through a student art contest. Students from throughout their service area in Southwest Florida— 7 counties in total —were encouraged to submit original artwork depicting what a health champion looked like to them. In total, the company received over 120 entries.

Please join is in celebrating the following students:


About Vivida Health Plan

Vivida Health Plan is the only local provider-sponsored community-based health plan administering Florida Medicaid benefits in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties. Their mission is to connect members to local health care providers and community partners to promote a healthier future for Southwest Florida.


About Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County Schools is committed to providing unrivaled academic, emotional and civic growth to every student, every day. As one of the leading employers on the Suncoast, Sarasota County Schools boasts 54 schools that expertly cater to the diverse needs of over 43,500 students. We are one of two Florida school districts to consistently earn an A-grade every year since 2004 and have been awarded the Mid-Sized School District of the Year by the University of Cambridge. Our passionate educators empower students to take charge of their academic and personal success, a practice we believe fosters lifelong growth and achievement. We actively maintain the district’s tradition of excellence and ensure that tradition extends to all students. Our commitment to our students extends beyond graduation to make sure they not only graduate on time, but do so college and career ready. Want to take your student’s education to the next level? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit