CHURCH HILL — The Church Hill Health Department, in partnership with Church Hill Intermediate School, recently provided a tobacco use prevention program for 175 fifth grade students. The program included information about tobacco use, lung health and vaping.
The tobacco education program was presented by Social Counselor Kayla Rogers and Health Educator Sharon Phipps. Students were invited to design a bookmark with a positive message about staying tobacco free. The bookmark entries were presented during the Hawkins Co. Board of Health meeting with members voting on a winning entry. The winning entry belonged to Susie Arnold, with second place going to Aubrey Rogers. Arnold was presented a prize package that included a Fitbit® and other incentives. Additionally she was presented a first place plaque by Josh Russell, representing the Church Hill Mayor’s office. Rogers was presented a prize package and certificate. The winning bookmark will be made available to the Church Hill Intermediate School library, the Church Hill Public Library and the Church Hill Health Department’s Little Library. Additional information about tobacco cessation can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health’s Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-784-8669. Pictured: Garnet Southerland, Hawkins Co. Health Department District Director; Josh Russell, City Recorder, representing the Church Hill Mayor’s Office; Susie Arnold, first place winner; Aubrey Rogers, second place winner; Kayla Rogers, Church Hill Health Dept. Social Counselor; and Sharon Phipps, Hawkins Co. Public Health Educator.