BORDENTOWN, NJ-- A Bordentown Regional High School student is being recognized for her creativity and art skills by the Burlington County Commissioners.

Ashley Gonzalez was one of five runners-up in the County's 2020 "Red Ribbon" contest. The contest is part of "Red Ribbon Week", which takes place every year throughout the United States from October 23 to 31 and is the nation's largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign. 

The 2020 Red Ribbon theme was "Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free." Burlington County students were instructed to create posters about drug awareness using the Red Ribbon theme. In normal years, the posters are collected from the participating schools and are displayed at the Student Success Center at Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) for the RCBC students to vote on and pick their favorites. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, 2020's contest was held virtually.

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Despite the changes to this year's contest, over 250 posters were submitted from students in grades 4 through 12 throughout the County. 

Winners were announced at Wednesday evening's County Commissioners meeting. Aisha Khan of Lenape High School was the Grand Prize winner. In addition to Gonzalez of BRHS, there were four other Runners-Up: Amelia Miller from Southampton School #3, Madison Kane from Olson Middle School in Tabernacle, and Nicole Lopez and Siegmund Fosu, both of Burlington County Institute of Technology. 

For more information about the Red Ribbon movement, click HERE

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