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Pennsylvania Students Honored for Educating Peers about Underage Drinking

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Chairman Patrick J. “PJ” Stapleton III, honored more than 40 Pennsylvania students who addressed the dangers of underage drinking by participating in the PLCB annual Alcohol Education Poster Contest.

 
PRLog - May 18, 2011 - Recognizing the significant influence students have on one another, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Chairman Patrick J. “PJ” Stapleton III, today honored more than 40 Pennsylvania students who addressed the dangers of underage drinking by participating in the PLCB annual Alcohol Education Poster Contest.

“Children often face difficult choices as they mature and peer pressure can be a challenge to overcome when it comes to underage alcohol use,” Chairman Stapleton said.  “I am so happy to recognize these students for creating unique messages that speak to the dangers associated with underage drinking and I applaud them for taking the initiative to participate and leading their peers by example.  We cannot and should not underestimate their impact.”

Joined by representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, today’s awards recognize Pennsylvania K-12 students for their artistic representation of the dangers of underage alcohol use and healthy alternatives.

Approximately 900 students from across the state participated in this year’s contest and their entries were judged on presentation and message.  In the winning poster designs, students focused on the many dangers of alcohol including the legal and physical issues so often overlooked by youth.    In addition, many students focused on healthy alternatives to drinking such as exercise and other extra-curricular activities like dance.  Since the poster contest began in 1992, approximately 28,000 student entries have been submitted, and thousands more have participated through projects in their school classrooms.

The winning posters will be displayed at the Capitol in Harrisburg from May 18th through May 20th.   The PLCB will use the artwork to create posters, bookmarks and coloring sheets to share with students throughout the state.  For their efforts, students who created the winning entries will receive a savings bond or a certificate signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.

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

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

Editor’s Note:  A list of contest winners follows:*

Allegheny
Philip Hooten, 12th grade, PA Distance Learning Charter

Armstrong
Brianna Martin, 12th grade, Apollo Ridge School District

Beaver
Alyssa Adams, 7th grade, Ambridge Area School District

Bedford
Mattie, Bedford School District

Blair
Kaitlyn Marks, 5th grade, Hollidaysburg Area School District

Butler
Catherine, 2nd grade, Mars Area School District
Luke Harvey, 3rd grade, Mars Area School District
Claire Valentine, 4th grade, Mars Area School District
Madelyn Chamblin, 2nd grade, Mars Area School District
Kiara K., 3rd grade, Mars Area School District
Emily Kuntz, 3rd grade, Mars Area School District
Allison Lusk, 2nd grade, Mars Area School District
Jessica Paul, 2nd grade, Mars Area School District

Cambria
Charles Kovalchik, 8th grade, Conemaugh Valley School District
Lauren O’Farrell, 8th grade, Central Cambria School District
Courtney Loughran, 5th grade, Cambria Heights School District
Christie Tang, 8th grade, Richland School District
Anjie Yang, 10th grade, Richland School District
Ellie Compton, 10th grade, Richland School District
Salena Moran, 8th grade, Richland School District

Chester
Meghan Reynolds, 11th grade, Homeschool

Cumberland
Jocelyn B., Mechanicsburg Area School District

Dauphin
Konner Walker, Kindergarten, Upper Dauphin School District
Kiarah Barge, 1st grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Keira Fulkroad, 1st grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Lena Harner, 1st grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Reagan Little, 4th grade, Upper Dauphin School District
Miranda Lubold, 2nd grade, Upper Dauphin School District

Lackawanna
Sean Ritter, 11th grade, Riverside School District

Lawrence
David Kopp, 7th grade, Mohawk Area School District

Lehigh
Conley H., 6th grade, Parkland School District
Taras Hrycenko, 10th grade, Allentown School District

Montgomery
Sara Rocchino, 4th grade, Colonial School District
Shreya Bhutani, 5th grade, Colonial School District

Philadelphia
Julianne Blank, 7th grade, Philadelphia Archdiocese
Brielle Elliott, 7th grade, Philadelphia School District
Emily Potenza, 7th grade, Philadelphia Archdiocese

Washington
Mark Frazee II, 5th grade, Washington School District
Krista Lebar, 4th grade, Washington School District
Tyler Livingood, 5th grade, Washington School District

York
Abigail Tabachini, 2nd grade, Northeastern York School District

No County Listed
Carol F., 11th grade, Bald Eagle Area
Alyssa Kephart, 12th grade, Weatherly Area
Gaelin, 2nd grade, Central Bucks School District
Gina V., Philadelphia School District
Caleb, Indiana Area School District

*Some identifying information has been withheld by family request

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