Massachusetts Medical Society: 2015 Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Ceremony
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2015 Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Ceremony

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House

MMS President Dr. Dmitri honored students from grades 1-6 who won the MMS's Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Ceremony. The winners were treated to a lunch in the State House and a Barnes & Noble gift card. 

  • MMS President Dr. Dennis Dimitri begins the ceremony by thanking the students and all those who supported them. 


  • Dr. Dimitri, Steven Qi of the Society's Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine and Tami Gouveia, the Executive Director of Tobacco Free Mass, pose with the winning students. 


  • Madison Bruno from the Frederick J. Dutile School in Billerica shows off her poster. The theme was, "Tobacco is bad for your body." 


  • Second grader Camila Fernandes of the Frederick C. Murphy School in Weymouth shows the impact of tobacco on the body. 


  • Katherine Donaldson, a first grader at Old Post Elementary School in East Walpole, used her poster to demonstrate what smoking does to the heart. 


  • Braeden McDevitt from the Academy Avenue School in Weymouth shows off his poster.


  • Anna Linde from the Hopkins Elementary School in Hopkinton illustrated why people don't like secondhand smoke. 


  • Gianna Ruffing, who attends the St. Bernadette School in Northborough, shows body parts affected by tobacco. 


  • Leshui Xiao, another student at the Hopkins Elementary School, uses art to show the effects of secondhand smoke. 


  • Nadine Abuhamdeh, another student at the Frederick J. Dutile School, penned a quick and catchy phrase for her poster. 


  • Kaliah Mathieu of the Turkey Hill Middle School in Lunenburg combined rhyme and images for her submission. 


  • Representative William C. Galvin presents Jessica Vo and her family with a certificate of congratulations. Jessica is a student at the Dean. S. Luce Elementary School in Canton.


  • Hritika Chaturvedi from the Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury illustrated why lung damage is a good reason not to smoke. 



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