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Winners of Smoking Stinks Student T-Shirt Design Contest Announced

Students in three age groups were named winners in the Smoking Stinks contest. Their designs will be used on T-shirts and each wins an iPod.

Elementary School Winner: Cole L. from Shipley’s Choice Elementary portrays that “Only dumb bunnies smoke.”
Elementary School Winner: Cole L. from Shipley’s Choice Elementary portrays that “Only dumb bunnies smoke.”

From a news release:

The Smoking Stinks program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health has announced the winners of its Tobacco-Free Kids Week T-shirt design contest, who were selected by public vote. 

The winners of the anti-tobacco contest are: 

  • Elementary age: Cole Languell from Shipley’s Choice Elementary School
  • Middle school age: Ashley Gasca from George Fox Middle School
  • High school age: Kayla Vlcej from Northeast High School

The 19th annual Tobacco-Free Kids Week, held Feb. 9-15, enlisted schools and other youth-centered groups to reach kids with anti-tobacco activities that included the T-shirt design contest, anti-tobacco pledges, displays, trivia contests and murals. This year’s event saw 152 county groups hold anti-tobacco activities for almost 70,000 youths.

For the first time, Smoking Stinks sought community input for the winning T-shirt designs through online voting. There were 63 entries in the contest and more than 6,900 votes were cast for the favorite anti-tobacco T-shirt design in three categories: elementary, middle and high school age groups.

The countywide winners in each category will have their designs printed on custom T-shirts for themselves and their sponsoring groups. Each countywide winner will also receive an iPod. All entrants receive Smoking Stinks drawstring bags and a certificate.

Designs are posted on the Showcase page of the Smoking Stinks website, www.SmokingStinks.org.

Nick April 18, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Are the kids going to be encouraged to speak out against Pot smoking, which is even more carcinogenic? Let me answer that ... NO !!

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