Pineywoods Community Academy Pledge to #BeTheFirst


On Thursday, November 16, Pineywoods Community Academy SAY WHAT! students celebrated Great American Smokeout Day and encouraged their fellow students to #BeTheFirst, be the first tobacco-free generation. SAY WHAT! stands for Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco and is a state-wide movement with the goal of unifying the youth of Texas under the common goal of tobacco prevention. SAY WHAT! students conducted the activity to bring awareness to Great American Smokeout Day and help keep their peers from ever using tobacco. Great American Smokeout is a day where smokers across the nation are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

For more information, contact Kayla Garris, Grant Coordinator for the Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition at 936-634-9308 or


Ezra McMullen
Ezra McMullin graduated high school and decided it was time to get to work. Initially, he worked for his grandparents at Huntington Market & Deli or better known as Dean’s in the area. He transition to working as an office clerk in a law firm before making the move to MSGPR as a videographer and content manager. It was an easy switch fueled by passions he pursued in his free time, where he watches plenty of Youtube, and spurred an interest in the video editing world. He's putting passion to work, learning how to shoot and edit videos, and says it’s a lot more fun than he expected. He is studying at Angelina College and enjoys playing golf, hanging with friends and his girlfriend, and staying up past 3am playing X Box telling himself he'll just play one more level before bed.

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