WEST ORANGE, NJ - Madison Gough, a fourth grade student at Gregory Elementary School, is a finalist in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s annual statewide artwork competition. Thirty students throughout New Jersey were selected as finalists in this year’s competition, “Fun Things to do Instead of Drugs.”
Gregory School students have participated in the competition for the past four years as part of Red Ribbon Week, held in October. Gough is the first Gregory student to be named a finalist in the statewide competition.
For her submission, Gough drew a picture of a girl singing into a microphone with the caption, “Don’t Do Drugs. Just Sing.” Gough describes herself as someone who “doesn’t like drugs, always sings everywhere, and makes up songs all the time.”
Gough and her parents have been invited to an awards ceremony in April where two winners will be announced. The winners’ artwork will appear on the 2015 Fourth Grade Folder to be distributed to fourth grade students in September.