2014 Alcohol Awareness Month This is me! It’s great to be alcohol-free! Public Service Announcement Contest Winners
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 250 entrants from 14 schools for making healthy choices and being positive role models.
Winners and honorable mentions were chosen from the many wonderful entries that encourage youth to make healthy choices and abstain from underage drinking.
Eight posters were chosen to be featured in the New Jersey Herald during April.
Three essays were chosen to be featured on the Clear Channel radio station WSUS 102.3 FM.
Eight honorable mentions are featured on the CFPC website.
The message clearly shared by all entries was “This is me! It’s great to be alcohol free!”
Alexa Henry (Franklin Elementary School, grade 6, Mrs. Helmstetter)