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2011 Abstinence Essay Contest

The Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored it's 9th annual essay contest on "Abstinence" for area High Schoolers.

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.

Pictured above (from left) are Miss Jennifer Marshall, 3rd Place winner, rising junior at Marshall Academy, Miss Ta-Kisha Darden, Public Health Education Specialist with Wayne County Health Department, Miss Christina Foster, 2nd Place winner, 2011 graduate of Wayne Christian School, and Miss Melissa Eller, 2011 graduate of Spring Creek High School.