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2007 Abstinence Essay Contest

The Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored it's 5th annual essay contest on "Abstinence" for area High Schoolers. A total of 51 entries were received. This year all area High Schools were represented and several home schoolers also.

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.

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

Pictured above (from left) are Carolyn King, Wayne County Health Department Health Education Supervisor, Brittney Nicole Smith, 2nd Place, Southern Wayne High School, Caroline Finch, 1st Place, Maplewood Training Center and Rovonda Freeman, Wayne County Health Department Health Educator. Not pictured is Abbi Davis, 3rd Place, Charles B Aycock High School.