4th- and 5th-Graders Analyze Tobacco Advertising
Students Turn What They Learn Into Positive Messages
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5222
Sever’s poster was chosen from 46 entries, all winners of their state, territory or country contests. Posters are judged on their artistry, creativity, originality and their ability to communicate a clear and positive message to remain tobacco-free.
Next on Sever’s agenda is a trip to Disney World: The grand prize in the national contest is a family trip to Disney World worth up to $3,000.
- Second place: Allison Sakakida, Aiea, Hawaii
- Third place: Eileen R. Salzman, Littleton, Colo.
- Fourth place: Sophie Hendry, Medway, Mass. & Melissa Kroeger, Sparta, N.C.
- Brian Givens, Washington
- Rachel Lane, Boise, Idaho
- Janelle Diercks, Seiling, Okla.
- Heidi Collins, Brigham City, Utah
- Trevor Lewis, W. Charleston, Vt.
- Matthew Shane Acord, Fairdale, W.Va.
A digital image of the first place poster can be downloaded from http://www.tarwars.org/x1326.xml (JPEG format, RGB color, 300 x 216 pixels, 72 pixels per inch, file size: 44 KB). The posters of the runners-up and honorable mentions can be viewed at http://www.tarwars.org. The poster artwork is also displayed in schools, and is reproduced on T-shirts, note cards, post cards and wall calendars, available at http://www.tarwars.org.
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