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PLCB Honors Winning Student Artists in Alcohol Education Poster Contest

Winning Designs on Display in State Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today honored 50 elementary and secondary students from across the state who successfully illustrated the dangers of underage drinking for the agency's 20th annual Alcohol Education Poster Contest.

"We want to congratulate those students who used their creativity and artistic talent to send a strong message about the dangers of underage drinking and the healthy alternatives," said Joseph E. Brion, chairman of the Liquor Control Board.  "While alcohol use among teens unfortunately continues to be prevalent, we encourage parents and caregivers to use Alcohol Awareness Month and this contest to start a discussion about the consequences of drinking before the age of 21."   

More than 500 students from 53 counties participated in this year's contest. While students were given great latitude in their designs, participants were judged on overall presentation and messaging. Some used clever phrases such as "Don't Waste Time Getting Wasted" or "There's No U in Alcohol", while others artfully focused on the choice many young people will face when it comes to leisure time.

The winning posters will be displayed at the Capitol in Harrisburg through April 27. The PLCB will use the artwork to create posters, bookmarks and coloring sheets to share with students throughout the state.  Students who created the winning entries will receive a certificate signed by Governor Tom Corbett.

Since the poster contest began in 1992, tens of thousands of student entries have been submitted, and thousands more have participated through projects in their classrooms.

The PLCB was joined at today's awards ceremony by representatives of the Department of Health, PennDOT, and Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the annual Alcohol Education Poster Contest, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.

Media contacts: Stacey Witalec or Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864 

Editor's Note: A list of poster contest winners follows (full names of students marked with an asterisk are withheld by family request):

Bedford
Allison Straub, 7th Grade, Bedford Middle School
Melissa Jones, 11th Grade, Tussey Mountain High School
Robert*, 12th Grade, Tussey Mountain High School

Berks
Kayla P.*, 7th Grade, Tulpehocken Junior High School
Marissa Loeb, 8th Grade, Tulpehocken Junior High School
Timothy*, 8th Grade, Tulpehocken Junior High School

Bucks
Abigale Joshi, 6th Grade, New Hope-Solebury Middle School
Taylor Kruopas, 6th Grade, New Hope-Solebury Middle School
Andrew*, 7th Grade, Log College Middle School
Christian Craig, 7th Grade, Log College Middle School

Butler
Ashley L.*, 3rd Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Alaina Taylor, 3rd Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Katherine Stewart, 3rd Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Allison Lusk, 3rd Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Kendall Craig, 3rd Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Thomas G.*, 3rd Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Jaden P.*, 4th Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Rome Smathers, 4th Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Rachel Goetz, 4th Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Mason Koma, 4th Grade, Mars Area Elementary School
Maximus Kovac, 4th Grade, Mars Area Elementary School

Chester
Kerry Reynolds, 5th Grade, Home School
Christeyn F.*, 10th Grade, Collegium Upper School
Andrew Reynolds, 10th Grade, Home School
Cody F.*, 10th Grade, Collegium Upper School
Katelyn Hartman, 10th Grade, Collegium Upper School
Meghan Reynolds, 12th Grade, Home School

Cumberland
Gianna Heil, 1st Grade, Immaculata Academy Home School
Emily Frank, 6th Grade, Mechanicsburg Middle School
Blaire J.*, 6th Grade, Mechanicsburg Middle School
Paige Westra, 7th Grade, Mechanicsburg Middle School

Dauphin
Winner*, Kindergarten, Upper Dauphin Elementary School
Caitlyn G.*, 1st Grade, Upper Dauphin Elementary School
Darrien Fornwald, 2nd Grade, Upper Dauphin Elementary School
Haileigh Burget, 2nd Grade, Upper Dauphin Elementary School
Brittney Shaffer, 2nd Grade, Upper Dauphin Elementary School

Forest
Hailei Merwin, Kindergarten, West Forest Elementary School

Montgomery
Alexandra Friedberg, 5th Grade, Colonial Elementary School
Sara Rocchino, 5th Grade, Colonial Elementary School

Philadelphia
Joshua Rentas-Delgado, 10th Grade, Frankford High School

Snyder
Winner*, 10th Grade, Midd-West High School

Washington
Scarlett Loya, 8th Grade, JFK Catholic School
Deanna Bird, 8th Grade, JFK Catholic School

Westmoreland
Paul Johnson, 9th Grade, Monessen Middle School
Jordan Lilley, 9th Grade, Monessen Middle School

York
Catherine D.*, 9th Grade, York Catholic High School
Giovanni*, 10th Grade, York Catholic High School
Kevin Nguyen, 10th Grade, York Catholic High School
DeFelice*, 11th Grade, York Catholic High School
Sara Samora, 12th Grade, York Catholic High School

SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board



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