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Bergen County Academies Junior Snags Prize for Anti-Smoking Rap Song

03/17/2010 in news

Article from ,The Record

Augustina Mensa-Kwao, a junior at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, has won $1,000 for an anti-smoking rap song and video she produced to keep teens away from cigarettes, the American Cancer Society announced. Its lyrics include such unappetizing smoking consequences as "bad breath, yellow teeth, smelly clothes", while the video shows blackened lungs and cancer patients with holes in their throats.

The student, who lives in Rochelle Park, produced the video for a contest for the annual Great American Smokeout. ENT and Allergy Associates, which has offices in northern New Jersey, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center also sponsored the award, to be presented at Ramapo College on Friday.

To see the video, please click here.

— Leslie Brody

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