June 10, 2016 — Big Cross fourth-grader Lauren Bren has won second place in the state-wide Tar Wars poster contest!
Her winning poster, which reads “Tobacco ruins your routine – stay on point” was one of four Glens Falls entries chosen by Warren County Health Services to enter the state-wide competition.
Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students, explains the American Academy of Family Physicians’ web site. “The program is designed to teach kids about the short-term health effects of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.”
Other state-wide entries from Warren County included:
A calendar featuring the winning posters is set to be distributed this fall, according to Warren Co. Health Services.
To view a presentation that includes facts on smoking in Warren County plus several student-created posters from the county-wide competition, click on this link: http://www.warrencountyny.gov/healthservices/docs/Tar%20Wars%202015%20Award%20Presentation.pdf