UNION COUNTY, NJ - After hundreds of submissions and thousands of votes in the "What's My Anti-Drug" Poster Contest, the winners have been announced.
As part of the annual Red Ribbon Day Drug Prevention Walk, all Union County 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade school students were invited to participate and creatively present their anti-drug through art.
The local contest was part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign conducted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the United States. Union County Schools participate by registering at the beginning of each school year and the winners are presented at their annual Red Ribbon Day event in October.
“Yes we included all Union County schools, got 100s of submissions and had 1000's of votes online,” said Elizabeth Costantino from Prevention Links. “We pick the top 5 from each grade and voting takes place on our website at preventionlinks.org/postercontest .
Here is a list of the winners:
Ayanna Ortiz Lincoln Schools
Guadalupe Veppeda iPrep Academy
Jared Mims Emerson Elementary
Julianna Miron Franklin Elementary
Luz Luna Roselle Park MS
Sarah Previlon Franklin Elementary
Erin Mooney Roselle Park MS
Madison Tabares Lincoln Schools
Victoria Henry Roselle Park Middle School
Aubrey Gergich Roselle Park MS
Emely Mejia iPrep Academy
Melanie Vicente iPrep Academy