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Musselman High, program facilitator given cash awards for work with nonsmoking effort

Musselman High, program facilitator given cash awards for work with nonsmoking effort

October 22, 2007

INWOOD, W.Va. - Musselman High School has been named the winner of the Sue Niestroy-Wilson Award for its efforts to start a smoking- cessation program.

The American Lung Association, in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education, Regional Education Service Agency VIII and the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention, made the announcement.

The school received $250 and the school facilitator, Amber Stokes, was awarded $200 for providing the Not On Tobacco class.

This award is named in memory of Sue Niestroy-Wilson, whose dedication and devotion to the children and families of West Virginia made her one of the first pioneers and visionary leaders in developing prevention and cessation programs in the state. Her work earned her the respect, cooperation and support of peers and parents, as well as state and local officials.

Ron Stephens, Musselman High School principal, and Stokes, the class faciliator, were presented their awards Friday, Sept. 28.

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The awards were presented by Tony Richards, state N-O-T Facilitator trainer, representing the American Lung Association. Also on hand for the presentations were Manny Arvon, Berkeley County superintendent, and Donna Kuhn, RESA VIII tobacco prevention specialist.

Those attending the training were Robert White and Phyllis Minghini of Musselman Middle; Barbara May of Musselman High; Pam Hess, South Middle; Kevin Frankhouser and Jan Elliott, Hedgesville High; Veronique Walked, Berkeley County BOE; and Ed Chaffer and Megan Houser of Morgan County.

For more information about the N-O-T program, contact Richards at 1-800-LUNG-USA or Kuhn at 304-267-3595.

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