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Family Connection partners with junior high for anti-tobacco campaign
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Dawson County High School eighth graders show off anti-vaping posters they recently created in media and technology class in partnership with Dawson County Family Connection. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Students with Dawson County Junior High School teacher Kim Dutton’s eight grade media and technology class recently partnered with Dawson County Family Connection to create posters with positive youth prevention messages. As students mature into their teen years, they are often easily influenced by their peers, according to Nancy Chambers, Family Connection's Underage Drinking Prevention Coordinator. She partnered with Dutton to help spread the message about the harmful effects of using nicotine and tobacco products by having students create posters with a computer. “It's amazing to see what creative ways students come up with when given the opportunity to develop and deliver important messages,” Chambers said. “These messages will have a higher likelihood of getting through—and changing attitudes and behaviors—when they are coming from their peers. It is truly impactful. We'd like to thank Mrs. Kim Dutton and her class for partnering with us and adding a new twist to our media campaign."