Students Accept Methodist No Tobacco Challenge
Beyond the classroom
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.
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