Johns Creek High student wins national contest

Jack Somers of Johns Creek is getting national recognition for winning a t-shirt slogan competition.

The Johns Creek High School sophomore is an honors student, who plays on the lacrosse and football teams.

Acting on a suggestion from his chemistry teacher, 16-year-old Somers came up with the slogan for a competition sponsored by national clothing chain H & M and the Mentor Foundation USA.

The simple, but heartfelt words struck a chord- BE FREE, LIVE FREE, DRUG FREE beat out thousands of entries from around the country.

Somers says it took only a minute or two to come up with the phrase, and he went with his instinct.

The slogan is now emblazoned on t-shirts being sold at H & M. 25 percent of the proceeds from the sales will go to the Mentor Foundation prevention programs.

Somers also wins a trip to Washington, D.C.