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Montgomery County Youth Anti-Vaping Contest Winners Announced

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Montgomery County health officials announced the winners of the first anti-vaping public service announcement youth contest, held earlier this year. The contest challenged students to create an original video on the dangers of vaping, including the use of e-cigarettes such as Juul, which addressed at least two health dangers associated with vaping and resources to help youth quit vaping. 

Ninety-two videos were submitted by 263 students (individual and group submissions). The contest winners are as follows:

  • First Place  -            My Story so Far - Damascus High School

  • Second Place Tie   - Is It Worth It? - Rochambeau, The French International School
                                  The Price of Vaping - Northwood High School

  • Third Place     -       Anti-Vaping Rap - Silver Creek Middle School

  • Fourth Place     -     I Can Quit When I Want - Sherwood High School

  • Fifth Place      -       The Epidemic - Rochambeau, The French International School 

The fan favorite was chosen from among the top five videos. The winner was the Anti-Vaping Rap produced by students at Silver Creek Middle School. A special acknowledgement was given to the two schools that submitted the most videos: Silver Creek Middle School with 31 submissions and A. Mario Loiederman Middle School with 25 submissions.

The panel of judges includes representatives from Alcohol Beverage Services, Montgomery County Public Schools Health Education Curriculum and Advisory Committee, the Commission on Health, Holy Cross Health, the County Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Community Affairs, the Office of Councilmember Gabriel Albornoz, the DHHS Cancer and Tobacco Program and the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Horowitz Center for Health Literacy.

The anti-vaping, tobacco prevention campaign is a collaboration of Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Public Schools and Healthy Montgomery. The contest was made possible by the support of Trinity Health, Holy Cross Health and the Institute for Public Health Innovation through Trinity Health’s Transforming Communities Initiative.

For more information about anti-vaping efforts in Montgomery County, visit the Healthy Montgomery website.

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Release ID: 20-429
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507