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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Staunton Elementary fifth-grader Mavery Brush (right) stands next to teacher Denise Brush. Mavery won a contest through the Clay County Health Department to have her drawing placed on a billboard located near First Christian Church off United States 40. Mavery, 10, is the daughter of Denise and John Brush. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
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Clay City Elementary fifth-grader Jewel Mathews (right) stands next to teacher Joanie Mitchell. Jewel won a contest through the Clay County Health Department to have her drawing placed on a billboard located at State Roads 46 and 59. Jewel, 11, is the daughter of Jamie Aubrey and Jesse Mathews. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
* Two students selected to have smoking prevention drawings created as billboards

And the winners are ...

Two Clay County fifth-grade students were honored by the Clay County Health Department (CCHD) Tuesday after their drawings were selected to be placed on billboards warning of the dangers of smoking.

CCHD Community Health Educator Beulah Hofmann told The Brazil Times the selection process was difficult.

"We had a lot of really good ones," Hofmann said.

For the last handful of years, the health department has conducted the contest. Fifth-graders across the county draw up pictures regarding tobacco prevention and two winners are chosen.

There are two locations for the billboards. One is located near First Christian Church heading into Brazil off United States 40, while the other is located at the intersection of State Roads 46 and 59.

This year, the health department honored Clay City Elementary student Jewel Mathews and Staunton Elementary student Mavery Brush.

Jewel, 11, is the daughter of Jamie Aubrey and Jesse Mathews. She admitted she was surprised when she learned her drawing was going to be on the billboard.

Jewel said she saw a brochure with a skunk on it warning of smoking during a CCHD presentation at her school, which inspired her to draw a picture of a skunk smoking a cigarette stating, "Smoking Stinks."

Mavery, 10, is the daughter of Denise and John Brush. She said this was the first time she had won something of this magnitude.

"I was happy because it surprised me that I won," Mavery said.

Her drawing focused on secondhand smoke, stated, "Stop! Don't Make Me Breathe Secondhand Smoke."

Mavery added she knew her drawing had been selected after driving into Brazil with her mother and seeing the billboard.

Through their efforts, both Mavery and Jewel received a mini sample billboard as well as a T-shirt with the drawing on it and a gift certificate from Walmart.


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Way to go Mavery!! The billboard looks great. Very proud of you! Congratulations to both girls for a job well done!

-- Posted by Kayk on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 2:10 PM

Way to go Jewel!!! Very proud of you kiddo!!!

-- Posted by Meadow31 on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 5:04 PM


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