Quick-Think-A-Thon Competition held in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - As a parent, sending your child into the world without you can make you anxious, and you hope you teach them how to make the right decisions and not put themselves in a dangerous situation.

That's the goal behind the Quick-Think-A-Thon Competition. It was a packed house at Ebenezer Middle School on Friday as 14 second graders representing seven elementary schools competed in the countywide competition. As their classmates cheered them on, the students answered questions about internet safety, saying no to alcohol and drugs, and not playing with guns.

"This program is important to our young people to learn different things, different decisions to make quick decisions and right decisions - something they can take with them for the rest of their life," said Pete Lancaster, Effingham Exchange Club Quick-Think-A-Thon.

WTOC's Mike Cihla hosted the event. Leighlah Holbrook from South Effingham, Mary Kate Odum from Marlow, and Jaylen Turner from Ebenezer Elementary were the runners-up for the competition. The overall winner was Hamza Abdelrahhim from Rincon Elementary School, who received a bike for winning the competition.

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