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LISBON STUDENTS KICK BUTTS
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LISBON STUDENTS KICK BUTTS

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Students from Mrs. Jill Denniston’s and Ms. Judy Earle's advocacy sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes at Philip W. Sugg Middle School in Lisbon Falls participated in the National "Kick Butts" Day Campaign on March 20th.  Pictured (l-r):  Hayley Wheeler, Nick Bergeron, Rosalie White, Aarika Hallowell, Morgan Roy, Tyrese Joseph, Anthony Dunigan, Corey Hodgkins, Bryant Hall, Brad Harriman and Devin Wordell.

Lisbon -  Students at Philip W. Sugg researched and educated peers, parents and teachers on a modern day headline news topic of smoking by joining the national “Kick Butt” campaign.   "Kick Butts Day" was developed to inform students and adults about the risks of becoming a regular tobacco user. The students made public announcements over the intercom every morning during the week regarding the dangers of using tobacco products. Students learned that by smoking two packs of cigarettes every week for the next five years they would end up spending over $4,000, an amount that would pay for one year of junior college, or buy a good used car after they graduated from high school.

Students also interviewed staff members and other students about smoking and created posters using quotations from the interviews.  They displayed these posters in every classroom and around the school hallways.  During lunch all students were handed a flyer listing 16 different chemicals found in tobacco smoke. A few of those chemicals are ammonia, which is found in household cleaners, acetone found in nail polish, and arsenic, which is found in rat poison.

FMI on programs and other projects in Lisbon School visit Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on Facebook or call 754.0021 or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.

 

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