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Students Accept Methodist No Tobacco Challenge

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Some school lessons go far beyond the classroom. Methodist hopes its latest challenge issued to Omaha students lasts well into the future.

In 2017, thousands of third graders in 425 classrooms across the metro took on the No Tobacco Challenge. The annual Challenge from Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Lung-Thoracic Oncology Clinic asks students to pledge to remain tobacco-free for life. 

Teachers received special lesson plans accompanying the Challenge, as well as puzzles and pledge cards for students. Participating students were asked to draw a picture of their commitment to remain tobacco free, and the classrooms submitted one drawing for a chance to earn prizes to win individual and classroom prizes. Students also earned “Tobacco Free” bracelets to proudly proclaim their commitment.  

Check out all the amazing artwork by clicking this link.

Congratulations to our Winners!

Grand Prize Winner

School:  Druid Hill Elementary, Teacher: Mrs. Kari Blazek


School:  Meadows Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Lindsay Sadlemyer

School:  Belvedere Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Megan Dunn

School: Trumble Park Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Katie Moran

School: West Dodge Station Elementary, Teacher: Ms. Molly Edick

Winners of picture contest

1st Prize:  Artist: Lily Bock, Teacher:  Mrs. Amy Timmerman, Thomas Elementary

2n Prize:  Artist:  Adeline Marten, Teacher: Mrs. Sarah Franco, St. Pius/St. Leo Elementary

Katina Granger

About the Author:

Katina Granger is a Content Strategist for Methodist Health System and is passionate about telling stories that illustrate The Meaning of Care

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