The Power of 10 Unite to Kick Butts!
Tobacco Free Northeast Joined National Kick Butts Day March 23, 2011
Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to take action against tobacco use. Kids in Northeast Pennsylvania took center stage in the fight against tobacco as they joined thousands of young people nationwide for the 16th annual Kick Butts Day.
Here is a summary of the events that took place in the Northeast Health District.
Weatherly High School
Second row: Rebekah McFadden, Eric Schaeffer, Andrew Vack, Kyle Harris, Dominic Palermo, Brandon HInkle, Susan Funk, Brittany Hiunkle, Audrey Graham, Eliza Busher, Joshua Reiner, Jeff Ache, Jacqui Verhauz
First row: Brittney Isom, Rachel Moon, Bree Hoffman, Sarah Peiser, Dominique Adamczyk, and Adam Capone
Jim Thorpe High School
Second row: Dylan Bradley, Lauren Zurn, Bridget McFadden, Brooke Tworkowsky, Taylor Smela, Keith Blackwell
First row: Brittany Scherer, Michael Kalage, Avery Day
East Stroudsburg Area High School
East Stroudsburg Area High School in the Cafeteria, 3/24/11
Students received a prize if they could recite facts about the dangers of tobacco. What do you know about Tobacco? What can tobacco do to your appearance? What can tobacco do to your health? What’s the difference between firsthand and secondhand smoke?
Delaware Valley High School
Celebrated Kick Butts Day on March 25, 2011.
Students created a PSA on youtube.com!
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
Activities took place on 4/1/11 including a presentation to children of elementary school age during school and an afterschool program.
Smoking Stinks, Tar Jar, second hand smoke coloring placemats, sticky notes placed on body parts to show how smoking effects the body, tar buildup on teeth, and smoke-free home connect the dots page were some of the education and fun activities. Stinky Ciggy made appearances.
Lackawanna County-United Neighborhood Center
On April 6, 2011, members of Leaders in Training educated 15 children, ages 8-12 about tobacco at the Bellevue Center for their Kick Butts Day. Activities included Smoking Bingo, Smoking Ball game, Straw exercise to demonstrate how you can lose your breathe from smoking, and Smoking Stinks.
Left to right: Alyssa Mazzei, Sam Loch, Ronnielynn Zieminski
Hazelton – Serento Gardens
Power of Ten members from Hazleton educated students through a Kick Butts Day Assembly at Freeland Middle School. 200 middle school students participated in Put Out Cigarette Relay Races, Stomp Out Cigarette Chemicals Balloon Stomps, and Try to Breathe Like an Emphysema Patient contests. The students signed banners about why they would not smoke.
Front row: Leeca Baran, Jessica Potash, Abby Provost
Second row: Jared Ceol, Kayla Garzio, Anna Rose Donahue, Lauren Gavinski, Joanna Cudwadie, Courtney Brosious
Third row: Ashley Dudinyak as Stinky Ciggy, Emil Kaschak
Wilkes-Barre -- Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol
Left to right: Lacy Lawson, Brittney Acevedo, Emily Sutton.
Students held interactive games, information brochures, posters as well as a large wall display of ingredients and the consequences of using tobacco.
Blue Ridge School District Power of Ten
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Peer Educators from the Blue Ridge School District Power of Ten visited five Pre-K classes and one 6th grade class. They taught Pre-K students the harmful effects of smoking through stories, puppet shows and coloring pages; 6th grade students took a look at tobacco magazine advertisements and created their own counter advertisement.
Left to right: Carissa Hawke, Paige Mackenzie, Matt Principe, Ashley Dorunda, Zach Kruger, Sydney Decker, Zach Benedict, Ally Phillips, Troy Carey, Jessica Jhingoor
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