Anti-Drinking Poster Contest Draws Over 200 Entries

 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: 

4th Grade: 

1st Place- Angelina Raia, Franklin 

2nd Place- Emma Ricci, Allamuchy 

3rd Place- Bella Metternich, Allamuchy 

Honorable Mention- Jennifer Jacobson, Allamuchy 

Honorable Mention- Alexander VandeVeegaete 

5th Grade: 

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 

6th-8th Grade: 

1st Place- Jacob Daubert, Oxford 

2nd Place- Nicole Magistrado, Franklin 

3rd Place- Jaedon Wolfrum, Oxford 

Honorable Mention- Jaiden Bayer 

9th-12th Grade: 

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 or call 908-223-1985.  

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