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Anti-drug poster contest winners announced

Nov 29, 2017

After reviewing a slew of entries, PA Cyber has announced the top winners of the 2017 Red Ribbon Anti-Drug Poster Contest.

Students in grades K-12 took part in the anti-drug poster contest to celebrate National Red Ribbon Anti-Drug and Prevention Month in October.

Contest rules required that entrants' posters include the theme "Think of all that you can be when you stay drug free," but allowed students to choose their medium, from color pencils and oil paints to markers or even electronically created submissions.

PA Cyber staff developed a rubric by which to judge submissions in early November and chose winners by grade level based on the artistic display of the theme.

"Once again, we received really good art work. Students expressed themselves and used their creativity to capture the essence of what it means to stay drug free," said John Oster, PA Cyber Student Assistance Program Supervisor.

Judges awarded prizes to first- and second-place winners in the K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade levels. All posters will be available for viewing in the Fine Arts Buzz page.

Following is a list of winners by grade levels and the prizes they received:

First place: Maci Schmidt (Harrisburg) Crayola Dry –Erase Kit with batteries
Second place: Zelden Crouch (Oil City) Crayola Dry –Erase Kit with batteries

First place: Isabel Crawford (Aliquippa) Slime Art Kit and Amazon gift card
Second place: Desmond Robinson (Pittsburgh) Drawing Art Kit and Marker Pad

First place: Abigail Hagopian (Dauphin) Sharpie Marker Kit and Amazon gift Card
Second place: Emmalyn Bracley (Kittanning) Sharpie Marker Kits and Marker Pads
Second place: Destiny Hildebrand (Biglerville) Sharpie Marker Kits and Marker Pads

First place: Kimberly Fogelsanger (Shippensburg) Adult Art of Coloring Book and Amazon Gift Card
Second place: Zahidah Abdulwadud (Easton) Art of Coloring Book

First place 9-12: Kimberly Fogelsanger (Shippensburg)

Second place 9-12: Zahidah Abdulwadud (Easton) 

First place 6-8: Abigail Hagopian (Dauphin)

Second place 6-8: Emmalyn Bracley (Kittanning)

Second place 6-8: Destiny Hildebrand (Biglerville)

First place 3-5: Isabel Crawford (Aliquippa) 

Second place 3-5: Desmond Robinson (Pittsburgh)

First place K-2: Maci Schmidt (Harrisburg) 

Second place K-2: Zelden Crouch (Oil City) 

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