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January 27, 2014 Schools and Libraries

Fourth Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Winners Announced

From: School District Of Palm Beach County

Over 1,074 students from 38 Palm Beach County schools participated in the 4thAnnual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest this year.  Their posters promote a clear educational message encouraging an alcohol-free lifestyle for youth.

After a judging committee nominated fifteen semifinalists, they selected a Critic’s Choice from each of the three categories, elementary, middle and high.  The People’s Choice awards were determined through an online popular vote where approximately 4,362 people participated. The School District of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Breanna Sandoval
KG
Pine Jog Elementary
Critic’s Choice

Trinity Suma
4th grade
Manatee Elementary
People’s Choice

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Sabrina Roche
7th grade
Palm Springs Middle
Critic’s Choice

Grace Wiley
8th grade
Independence Middle
People’s Choice

HIGH SCHOOLS

Deondra Pink
12th grade
South Tech Academy
Critic’s Choice

Anthony Marcos
10th grade
Spanish River High
People’s Choice

This year, Hanley Center, joined as the title sponsor and honored an 11th grade student, Bradley Cash, 11th grader at South Tech Academy as the Hanley Center winner.

The top six posters (two each from elementary, middle, and high school), and title sponsor winner, will be displayed on all district school buses. In addition, winning students receive Adobe Photoshop software and a $50 gift card each.

Semi-finalists and the top entry from each school are being featured at the 2014 South Florida Fair in the Bink Glisson Museum at Yesteryear Village through February 2, 2014.

Winners, their families, teachers and principals will be invited to attend an awards ceremony.

The community is invited to place the winning posters on the school buses on Tuesday, February 18th. Contact Alexa Lee at alexalee@pbcsac.org or 561-844-5952 for details on how to sign up.  Volunteer hours are available for students.    

Elementary Finalists

Dominic Janiszewski – 5th grade – Cypress Trails Elementary
Dorien Jones – 2nd grade – Glade View Elementary
Talya Givoni – 4th grade – Del Prado Elementary 

Middle School Finalists

Maria Benitez – 8th grade – Pahokee Middle
Isabel Lerman – 8th grade - Bak Middle School of the Arts
Chevelle Machleid – 7th grade – Western Pines Middle School 

High School Finalists

Jameel Weekes – 12th grade – Royal Palm Beach High
Tyler Mulgrav – 12th grade – Spanish River High
Josue Palayot – 10th grade – South Tech Academy

The contest is being sponsored by a collaboration of organizations: Student Intervention Services, Office of Communications and the Transportation Department at the School District of Palm Beach County, Hanley Center, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, Adobe, Allstate, South Florida Fair and Rotary Club of Wellington.

For more information contact Alexa Lee at (561) 844-5952 or via email at alexalee@pbcsac.org.

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