Creative, thoughtful and occasionally surprising.
These are words that could describe the more than 200 posters submitted by Warren County students in grades 4-12. Each of the winners of this year’s “Follow Me, I Choose to be Alcohol Free” poster contest, were presented with a ribbon at an annual awards ceremony held at Warren County Community College and school assemblies during the month of June. The fourth annual poster contest was initiated by Paul Rinaldi, President of the Warren County PTA and member of the Warren County Coalition for Healthy & Safe Communities. The Coalition is a program of the Family Guidance Center.
“We had a very good turnout this year,” said Diane Bonelli, Supervisor of the program.”The students were very, very passionate about expressing their views on anti-drinking.”
Students from throughout Warren County participated in this year’s contest. All entries were on display at Gibson’s Gym in downtown Washington Borough during the Washington Borough Business Improvement District’s Annual Arts and Sweets Festival.
The winners included:
1st Place- Angelina Raia, Franklin
2nd Place- Emma Ricci, Allamuchy
3rd Place- Bella Metternich, Allamuchy
Honorable Mention- Jennifer Jacobson, Allamuchy
Honorable Mention- Alexander VandeVeegaete
1st Place- Sierra Perst, Greenwich
1st Place- Ahren Redd, Mansfield
2nd Place- Avey Ritt and Anna Turso, Greenwich
3rd Place- Olivia Iannitelli, Aivy Ho and Angela Lopes, Greenwich
Honorable Mention- Ella Choi and Leah Riewerts, Greenwich
Honorable Mention- Nolagh Perst, Knowlton
1st Place- Jacob Daubert, Oxford
2nd Place- Nicole Magistrado, Franklin
3rd Place- Jaedon Wolfrum, Oxford
Honorable Mention- Jaiden Bayer
1st Place- Lexi French, Hackettstown
2nd Place- Jenna Henderson, Karina Wimmer and Tyler Stoner
2nd Place- April Suzanne Montanez, Hackettstown
3rd Place- Carol Moncada, Hackettstown
Honorable Mention- Survani Safaria, Hayley Lynch, Gabby Orszulak, Jacob Wian, Jianna Almeida and Amanda Lepp
People’s Choice- Dulce Ortiz, Hackettstown
For more information about this and other Coalition projects, visit www.preventionconnectionsnj.com or call 908-223-1985.