Engle Middle School students are finalists in annual Kick Butts essay contest
Fred S. Engle Middle School seventh-graders Garrett Nienaber (left) and Reagan Hottenstein (center) and eighth-grader Elena McVey (right) were among the top-ten finalists in the seventh annual Kick Butts Day youth essay contest sponsored by the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition and Chester County Health Department.
Nearly 90 essays were submitted for this year’s contest, open to seventh- and eighth-graders in Chester County. Entrants wrote about how tobacco has affected their lives, or gave their viewpoint on why tobacco use should be prohibited in public places like parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
The county finalists read their essays at a reception held at the Chester County Government Services Center on March 19, which was celebrated nationwide as Kick Butts Day. The nationwide program is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation.