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.

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“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:

5th Grader:

Ayanna Ortiz Lincoln Schools

Guadalupe Veppeda iPrep Academy 

Jared Mims Emerson Elementary

6th Grade:

Julianna Miron Franklin Elementary

Luz Luna Roselle Park MS

Sarah Previlon Franklin Elementary

7th Grade:

Erin Mooney Roselle Park MS 

Madison Tabares Lincoln Schools

Victoria Henry Roselle Park Middle School


8th Grade:

Aubrey Gergich Roselle Park MS

Emely Mejia iPrep Academy

Melanie Vicente iPrep Academy