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Second-grade students at Broad Ford Elementary School participated in a poster contest in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week to educate others about the risks of tobacco use.  The contest was sponsored by the Drug-Free Communities Coalition (DFCC) Action Teams and coordinated by Suzanne Wilburn who is a member of the DFCC Action Teams and also a Classroom Intervention Teacher at Broad Ford.

Wilburn presented information about tobacco to the second graders, with much of the information focusing on the new trend of vaping and Juuling (in reference to a specific kind of vaping device).

Nearly 100 students participated in the contest, and staff members of the Garrett County Health Department’s Health Education division judged the entries.


Pictured above from left to right are Kyle Witt (1st place winner), Gwyneth Browning (3rd place winner), Brielynn Pavelko (2nd place winner), and Wilburn. For more information about the DFCC Action Teams or for help quitting tobacco, call the Garrett County Health Department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.