Carla Bass- City Editor
Jefferson Junior High National Honor Society along with Teen Ambassador for “Say What”, Jasmine Bryson, gloved up, got their red flags and Ziplock bags going to work picking up cigarette butts around the playground corner of Lions Club City Park.
Each place a filter was picked up, they placed a red flag into the ground.
The purpose is to raise awareness of both littering and anti-smoking.
“In today’s society it is passed along as normal for people to be smoking. Let’s come together and stop this, let’s all become TOBACCO FREE!” exclaimed NJHS President, Stone Parker.
Jasmine expressed, ”I am passionate about tobacco prevention, because I hate to see people lose their lives from something that’s 100 percent preventable. I really enjoy being a Teen Ambassador because I get to travel across Texas and meet people with the same passions and views as me. I most recently attended and presented at a Say What! Action Summit in Henderson, TX on April 1st. I thoroughly enjoyed spreading information on a topic that I’m strongly passionate about. I informed youth and adults about the financial risks of tobacco addiction, the Tobacco 21 Campaign, the consequences of addiction, and about the importance of tobacco free ordinances and laws.”
JJJHS has a very active Junior National Honor Society and complete community service projects and put in hours of service the same as their JHS counterparts.
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