Alcohol Awareness Contest
Young people receive mixed messages about drinking alcohol from movies, television, music, their peers and other sources. Because of this, many do not understand how dangerous alcohol use by underage youth can be. The Sussex County Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Center for Prevention and Counseling, sponsored a public service announcement contest for April, which is Alcohol Awareness Month.
The students who took this opportunity to share their positive message with the community represent the majority of county youth who choose not to drink alcohol! We commend the more than 100 entrants for making healthy choices and being positive role models. Eight posters were chosen that encourage youth to make healthy choices and abstain from underage drinking. The message clearly shared by all winning entries was "Free to Be Me…Alcohol-Free"
2017 Poster Winners:
The 8 poster winners will be featured in the NJ Herald.
Radio PSA Winners:
Christian Hunter (Hopatcong Middle School, grade 6, Mrs. Canizaro)
Lakisha DePew (High Point Regional High School, grade 11, Mr. Blevins)
Matt Aldrich (Sparta High School, grade 9)
The 3 Radio PSA winners were taped at Clear Channel Radio and will be featured in April each day for alcohol awareness month. Please let the teacher at your school know and congratulate the students for their wonderful entry and message.