2003 Abstinence Essay Contest
The Wayne County Health Department and the
Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored
an essay contest on "Abstinence" for area High Schoolers.
A total of 68 entries were received and the best-of-the-best
Each student submitted an essay in their own words on why
they think abstinence is the best choice for teens in the
prevention of teenage pregnancy. The essay's were limited
to 1500 words and could be type or handwritten.
The winners were recognized by the Board of Health at their
monthly meeting on June 18, 2003.
Pictured above (from left)
Toni Purvis, Health Educator Wayne County Health Department,
Jessica Teachey, 11th grade Southern Wayne High School 3rd
place, Sarah Eason, 12th grade Southern Wayne High School
2nd place, Stephanie Whitfield, 10th grade Spring Creek High
School 1st place, Kristin McIntosh, Health Educator Wayne
County Health Department, and Mary Collins, President of the
Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
To view Stephanie Whitfields' 1st place essay click
To view Sarah Easons' 2nd place essay click
To view Jessica Teacheys' 3rd place essay click