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Sorority sponsors 'Drop It Like It's Hot' weight loss challenge

Contact: Christina Chapple


Ericka Jackson, Courtney Wilson, Ebony Tansiel

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“DROP IT LIKE ITS HOT” WINNERS – The winners of the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” weight loss challenge sponsored by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Delta Sigma Theta sorority were, from left, Ericka Jackson, second place; Courtney Wilson, first place; and Ebony Tansiel, third place. 

     HAMMOND – Members of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Nu Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently hosted “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” a six-week weight loss challenge.

     Emphasizing the need to drop unwanted pounds by making healthy lifestyle choices, the program was held Sept. 4-Oct. 9. More than 60 participants met weekly at the Pennington Student Activity Center to discuss ways to maintain a healthy diet. They also participated in activities such as basketball, water aerobics, kickball, and dodge ball.      

     “In total, the participants from Drop It Like It’s Hot lost a total of 30.5 pounds as a result of this weight loss challenge. Several people gained more muscle mass,” said Tasia Bradley of Delta Sigma Theta.

     The first place winner, Courtney Wilson, who lost six pounds, received a $50 gift basket of health-related items. Ericka Jackson, second place with a five-pound loss, received a $25 Subway gift card, and Ebony Tansiel, third place with a 3.5 pound loss, received a custom made shirt. 

     “The Ladies of Nu Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta greatly appreciate everyone who participated in this event and made it such a great success,” Bradley said.

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