BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Livingston High School TREND Club and Student Ambassadors teamed up with Prevention Links of Union County to participate in a Nation-wide Alcohol Awareness program, to educate people about the underage drinking laws in the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside Communities.
The students were tasked with creating a decal that contained the New Jersey Law and the penalties of serving alcohol to underage children and creating an anti-alcohol slogan that will be printed on giveaway items for our high school and middle schools. “You Always Loose if you drink Booze”
The winning decal/sticker was designed by one of Mrs. Gerri Mohr’s Graphic Art students’, Naomi Brogden. Naomi’s sticker was chosen from over 50 entries.
Naomi was given a $25 gift card for designing the winning sticker. Runner-up students for sticker designs were: Emma Sylvester, Sara Fajardo, Justin Schabel, and Matt Bezerra.
Once Prevention Links prints decal; members of the Student Ambassadors and TREND Club will place them onto bags that will be distributed to the local liquor stores in Berkeley Heights and Mountainside. So every time someone makes a purchase it will include a sticker reminding them not to serve or buy alcohol to underage children. The penalty for serving alcohol to underage people is six months in jail and $1,000 fine if they are convicted of purchasing alcohol for minors.
The winning slogan “You Always Loose If You Drink Booze” was created by Christopher Rampaul-Pino. Chris’ slogan was chosen out of 10 entries and he was given a $25 gift card. The slogan will be printed on stress balls and given away to GLHS students and 8th grade students at Columbia Middle and the Deerfield Schools.
Both programs are part of an ongoing effort to educate our students, parents and community businesses about the dangers of underage consumption of alcohol.
The Student Ambassadors and Trend Clubs are run by GLHS Faculty members Michelle Morin and Bob Segear
The Prevention Links Programs were sponsored by the Berkeley Municipal Alliance.