Her name is Augustina Mensa-Kwao, she's 16 and her friends call her Tina. A junior at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, New Jersey, Tina created the above music video and entered it in her school's REBEL anti-smoking competition. She won! She was then encouraged to enter it into a larger competition co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA) for high schools in the New York and New Jersey area and she won that too, receiving a $2,000 first prize.
Tina worked hard creating this message and dreams that it will find its way to students of all ages. Music is her passion and she enjoys writing and recording. She hasn't yet picked a college. Right now her focus is on doing well in school. Well done Tina!