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2016 Public Health Perspective Essay Contest

The 14th annual Teen Public Health Perspective has been sponsored by the Wayne County Board of Health in partnership with the Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

The 2016 annual essay contest has expanded from the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention focus to capture the Teen Public Health Perspective. The students wrote essays on public health topics that reflected an issue in our county and provided possible solutions to resolve it. Students wrote on various topics like Environmental Health, Abstinence, Cancer, Mental Illness, Suicide, Teen Pregnancy, Sleep Deprivation, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Healthy Eating, Eating Disorder, Chronic Diseases.

This year (including the extended deadline) 40 essay were submitted for the Teen Public Health Perspective Essay Contest.

Sponsorship from the Board of Health contributed to the First place winner receiving a $1,000 scholarship and a $75 gift card, Second place winner receiving a $500 scholarship and $50 gift card. Third place winner receiving a $300 scholarship and $50 gift card.

1st Place Winner Aeris Carter, 10th Grade, Wayne Early Middle College High School.

2nd Place Winner Amelia Marriner, 11th Grade, Wayne School of Engineering.

3rd Place Winner, Patricia Diane Faulk, 12th Grade, Southern Wayne High School.

The Wayne County Board of Health and Ta-Kisha Darden Health Education Specialist with the winners at the awards presentation ceremony.

The Essay Judges with the winners at the award presentation ceremony.