Southeastern Med Awards Anti-Tobacco Competition Winners
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, April 27, 2011 - Everyday more than 6,000 children experiment with a tobacco product, and 50 percent of them become regular tobacco users.
Southeastern Med honored eight fifth grade students in Guernsey and Noble counties, whose drawings were entered into the Ohio Tar Wars poster contest, with a pizza party and a $25 gift card. The winners pictured left to right are: Trinity Milliken from St. Benedicts School; Destiny Berry from Brooke Elementary; Faith Dimmerling from Shenandoah Elementary; Gabrielle Huggins, Cambridge South Elementary; Parker Yontz from Byesville Elementary; Amiya Mourer from Cambridge Central Elementary; Chloe Elliott from Cambridge North Elementary; and Paige Ferguson from Caldwell Elementary. The American Academy of Family Physicians selected Chloe Elliott’s poster as its first place winner for Ohio, Paige Ferguson won third place and Destiny Berry received fourth place.
Tar Wars is a national initiative of the American Academy of Family Physicians designed to curtail the fast growing rate of childhood smokers by educating students, mobilizing the efforts of healthcare providers and encouraging community involvement. Tar Wars is co-sponsored locally by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and Southeastern Med.