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2008 Abstinence Essay Contest

The Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored it's 6th annual essay contest on "Abstinence" for area High Schoolers. A total of 73 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, click on one of the respective link above.

Pictured above (from left) are Steven Smith, Chairperson Wayne County Board of Health, Vandora Yelverton, Wayne County Health Department Health Educator, Michael Atkins, 3rd Place, Charles B. Aycock High School, Jessica Henry, 1st Place, Eastern Wayne High School, Emily Bell, Wayne County Health Department Health Educator and James Roosen, Wayne County Health Director.

Pictured above (from left) are Vandora Yelverton, Wayne County Health Department Health Educator, Anthony Chandler, 2nd Place, Pathway Christian Acedemy, and Emily Bell, Wayne County Health Department Health Educator.