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2005 Abstinence Essay Contest

The Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored it's 3rd annual essay contest on "Abstinence" for area High Schoolers. A total of 75 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 Wayne County Board of Health at their monthly meeting on May 18, 2005.

To read the top three winner's essay's plus some of the honorable mentions, click on one of the respective link above.

Pictured above (from left) are Kristin McIntosh-Tri, Wayne County Health Department Health Educator, Ashley Smith, 1st Place, Eastern Wayne High School, Noelle Kelly, 2nd Place, Eastern Wayne High School, Kyle Ham, 3rd Place Eastern Wayne High School and Carolyn King, Wayne County Health Department Health Education Supervisor.