By Abbey Carr, Statewide Manager, Tar Wars Education
This year in Jasper County, Halloween was about more than just scaring classmates and eating too much candy. Trained Tar Wars presenters Mary Montrichard and Haniya Sahi ⎼ both medical students at American University School of Integrative Sciences ⎼ traveled to Jasper County Middle School (JCMS) in Monticello, Georgia to deliver the important Tar Wars message of tobacco, nicotine and vape prevention.
Mary and Haniya facilitated multiple presentations to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at JCMS, reaching more than 580 students in one day. They encouraged them to stay healthy and resist the temptation to use and abuse harmful nicotine and e-cigarette products. They also provided cessation resources and other informative handouts to the students.
We are thankful to these amazing Tar Wars presenters and are so encouraged by the impact they made in Jasper County!
Do you want to help us stop Georgia students from vaping before they ever start? Plug-in to our Tar Wars education initiative! For more information on the Tar Wars program, please email Abbey at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for a weekly program orientation here.