- Using her artistic talents to spread a positive message, Kristen Walsh, a junior at Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, won the Great American Smokeout print advertisement contest for New York State.
The contest, sponsored by ENT & Allergy Associates and the American Cancer Society, is a peer-to-peer anti-smoking effort.
Walsh’s winning entry is titled: “Your Life is Running Out.” It clearly portrayed a dying battery, with the caption: “Each cigarette burns away 11 minutes of your life… You can’t recharge that.”
Walsh received a check for $2,000. Half of the amount will be given to her school. She was presented with the check at a Bishop Kearney school assembly.