2016 Public Health Perspective
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
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