46 Students Honored at Annual Poster Contest
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing with partners in the fight against underage drinking, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Chairman Patrick J. "PJ" Stapleton III today honored 46 students from across the state for educating their peers about the dangers of alcohol through the PLCB's annual poster contest.
"Too often we hear stories about the kids in our communities who have made unhealthy choices," Stapleton said. "Today, it is my distinct pleasure to share with my colleagues the honor of recognizing these children for the incredible example they are setting for their peers, sending the message that there are healthy alternatives to drinking alcohol."
Joined by the newly crowned Miss Philadelphia and representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the state Department of Health and the Pennsylvania DUI Association, Stapleton thanked students in grades K-12 for creating posters showing healthy alternatives to underage drinking.
More than 800 students submitted entries that were judged by PLCB staff. Posters emphasized such healthy alternatives to drinking alcohol as regular exercise, community involvement and participation in sports activities. Since the poster contest started in 1992, more than 27,000 entries have been submitted, and thousands more students have participated through projects in their classrooms.
The winning posters will be displayed at the Capitol in Harrisburg from April 26 – April 30.
Created in 1933, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regulates the commonwealth's beverage alcohol industry and offers a comprehensive alcohol-education program to promote the responsible use of alcohol, operates 618 Wine & Spirits stores and generates revenue for the commonwealth, with more than $1.8 billion in sales for fiscal year 2008-09.
For more information about the poster contest, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Stacey Witalec, 717-783-8864
Editor's Note: A by-county list of contest winners follows. Some identifying information has been withheld by family request.
William Barker, 7th grade, Centennial School District
Sarah Goffredo, 7th grade, Centennial School District
Jessica Waldinger, 10th grade, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Katrina Hradsky, 12th grade, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Isabella Fratto, 2nd grade, Mars Area School District
Claire Valentine, 3rd grade, Mars Area School District
Luke Nanna, 4th grade, Mars Area School District
Landri Shannan, 4th grade, Mars Area School District
Ian Goetz, 4th grade, Mars Area School District
Kimberly Hardwick, 12th grade, Weatherly Area School District
Sandra Buzzard, 12th grade, Penncrest School District
Grace Gustafson, 12th grade, Penncrest School District
Taylor Clark, 6th grade, Mechanicsburg Area School District
Namwook Cho, 8th grade, Mechanicsburg Area School District
Therese Heil, 2nd grade, Cumberland Valley School District
Kyah Starr, Kindergarten, Upper Dauphin School District
Kamron Miller, 1st Grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Kaitlyn Strohecker, Kindergarten, Upper Dauphin School District
Jennifer Weyandt, 11th grade, Connellsville Area School District
Kirsten Wilford, Central Fulton School District
Joey Reed, West Greene School District
Samara Summers, 10th grade, Jefferson-Morgan School District
Kaitlyn, Jefferson-Morgan School District
Joshua Hellen, 12th grade, Jefferson-Morgan School District
Zenon Hrycenko, 2nd grade, Allentown School District
Lesya Hrycenko, 12th grade, Allentown School District
Logan S., 2nd grade, Dallas School District
Jill Hart, Mifflin County School District
Emily Barretta, 5th grade, Colonial School District
Anthony Saybolt, 6th grade, Philadelphia Charter District
Lindsay Cymbalski, 6th grade, Philadelphia Charter District
Emily B., 5th grade, Peters Township School District
Kaylee McClelland, 5th grade, Greater Latrobe School District
Ian Abrahamsen, 11th grade, Monessen School District
Amanda Williams, 9th grade, Northeastern School District
Kayla S., 11th grade, York County School of Technology
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Jillian, Philadelphia Charter District
Erin Zheng, Upper Dauphin School District
Leyla Gilbert, 1st grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Kinsley Schreffler, 1st grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Hannah Kim, 7th grade, Manheim Township School District
Macy Romano, 7th grade, Mohawk School District
Cody Fremont, 8th grade
Samantha Eiford, 11th grade, Connellsville Area School District
Christine Trusky, 12th grade, Tri-Valley School District
Leah P., 12th grade, Weatherly Area School District
SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board