Sunday, May 3, 2015

Ansonia High School Wins $500

ANSONIA – The Ansonia High School Class of 2015 has won $500 in the 8th Annual Your Skin Is In pledge drive. A total of 73% of the senior class took a pledge of “no tanning” as part of their senior class events. The announcement was made on April 29, and today (May 1) is the date of the senior prom.

This is the third year that Ansonia High has been selected as a winner in the pledge drive.

The contest is sponsored by the Melanoma Foundation of New England, a non-profit organization that works to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region. The foundation provides a variety of free education programs targeting the prevention of skin cancer for children, teens and Adults. The Foundation reports that melanoma is the second most common cancer in teens and young adults ages 15-29.

Ansonia High was one of four schools in Connecticut to win the award. The funds will be used to offset the costs of senior class events.

This is a press release from Ansonia Public Schools 

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