Jr. High Students Cleanup Cigarettes, Speak Out Against Smoking 4/20/13
CBS 7 News
April 20, 2013
MIDLAND/ODESSA-Junior High students in The Permian Basin are saying no to cigarettes.
The X-out Youth Coalition cleaned up cigarette butts at Sherwood Park in Odessa and Hogan Park in Midland
They collected hundreds of cigarette butts. It was all sponsored by the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Kids say it’s a way to keep their friends and adults accountable.
"I feel like all my friends should know how smoking can affect your body and can harm you,” said Bonham Jr. High student Kailea Williams.
The coalition has members ages 12 to 17 from all the Jr. High Schools in Odessa. The cleanup is also in part to honor Monday’s earth day celebrations.