2009 Abstinence Essay Contest
The Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne
Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored it's
7th annual essay contest on "Abstinence" for area
High Schoolers. A total of 49 entries were received. The entries
by grade level were: 9th grade - 14. 10th grade - 11, 11th
grade - 12, and 12th grade - 12.
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.
First place winner received a$1,000 scholarship and a $200
gift card. Second place winner received a $500 scholarship
and $100 gift card. Third place winner received a $300 scholarship
and $50 gift card.
To read the top three winner's essay's, click on one of the
respective link above.
Pictured above (from left) are
Emily Bell, Wayne County Health Department Health Education
Specialist, Daniel Nelson, first place, Jade Dansler, second
place and Kristen Rae Walters, third place. (photo courtesy
of the Goldsboro NewsArgus).