For the 23rd year, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education students competed in a contest to design posters aimed at getting smokers to quit. The posters were created in recognition of the 41st “Great American Smokeout,” the annual event in which the American Cancer Society challenges smokers to quit. Posters were designed by all 17 students in the Digital Design and Advertising II classes.
Derrek Elgarten, a Warwick Valley High School senior and C-TEC student, created the second place poster, which shows a set of lungs damaged by smoking.
“I continue to hone my art skills as much as possible,” said Derrek.
The contest was organized by the Orange County Health Department. The Health Department will use the posters throughout the year in its smoking prevention campaign.