2013 Abstinence Essay Contest
The Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne
Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention sponsored it's
11th annual essay contest on "Abstinence" for area
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
Mr. Tyrek Shepard, 1st Place winner, Rising Freshman at NC
State, Mr. Halen Sykes, 3rd Place winner, Rising Senior at
Wayne Early Middle College High School, Adolescent Health
Education Specialist: Ta-Kisha Darden, and Mr. Alec Linton,
2nd Place winner, Rising Senior at Country View Academy (homeschool).