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October 25, 2013

Local students wins state contest

Runnebohm's poster is 2013 "Tar Wars" contest winner

Isabella Rose Runnebohm, a fifth-grader from Milroy and St. Mary’s school, was selected as the winner for the 2013 “Tar Wars” poster contest for Indiana.

“Tar Wars” is a tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The goal of the program is to educate and motivate students to be tobacco free; mobilize health care professionals to become proactive in their community’s health education; and encourage community involvement in support. Resources are available here for teachers as well as program coordinators and presenters.

Runnebohm used the “Wizard of Oz” as her motivation for her state winning poster. Her poster was “Follow the tobacco free road.”

As winner of the state competition, Runnebohm traveled to Washington D.C. for the national poster contest awards ceremony. She participated in a group photo with Deputy Surgeon General RADM Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH. Her poster was on display with 36 other state winners.

As a part of the “Tar Wars” program, Runnebohm saw the sights in the Washington D.C. area, which she said was her favorite part of the trip, and visiting U.S. Representatives and Senators.

“Tar Wars” was developed in 1988 by the Hall of Life at the Denver Museum of Natural History and Doctors Ought to Care. The program is a tobacco prevention program that brings local family physicians and health care providers into schools to teach students about the effects of tobacco on the body and how different messages in tobacco advertising influence people.

The program is administered by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP has overseen “Tar Wars” since 1997, with the program in all 50 states and reaching more than nine million children.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114

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