A $500 prize has been announced for a Cherokee County School District student who submits the best anti-vaping PSA video. AJC FILE

Cherokee schools announce anti-vaping video contest

The Cherokee County School District, which earlier this year adopted a zero-tolerance policy for students caught with vaping devices, announced an anti-vaping video contest with a $500 prize.

Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to create and enter a public service announcement video that raises awareness about the dangers of vaping, according to a district announcement. Information: http://bit.ly/psacontest

Entries will be judged for message, quality and creativity, officials said. One winner will receive a $500 prize sponsored by the Service League of Cherokee County. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Oct. 1

“Vaping is a significant health and safety threat to our community’s children. Along with increasing repercussions for vaping on campus, we also want to raise awareness and engage our students,” said schools Superintendent Brian V. Hightower.

In May, the school board amended the student discipline code to say any student found with vaping devices or oil will be treated as though they’re in possession of felony-level marijuana.

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