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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 were selected.

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 here.
To view Sarah Easons' 2nd place essay click here.
To view Jessica Teacheys' 3rd place essay click here.