Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

December 15, 2010

Winners of 2011 "Drug-Free" Calendar Contest announced

HARRISBURG ? The Attorney General?s Office today announced the winners of the office?s 14th annual "Drug-Free" Calendar Contest.

Each year, fifth-grade students from across Pennsylvania are encouraged to create an original work of art illustrating a drug-free message of their choice.  Twelve winners represent each month of the 2011 calendar year and the Grand Prize winner?s artwork is displayed on the calendar's cover.

This year, the winners were chosen from a competitive field of more than 500 entries from schools throughout Pennsylvania. The winners were chosen based on the artists' creativity and ability to illustrate and convey a drug-free message.

During a ceremony, each of the winners was presented with certificates of achievement and savings bonds. The Grand Prize winner received a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and each of the other 12 winners received a $200 U.S. Savings Bond.


The following students were named the 2011 "Drug-Free" Calendar Contest Winners:

 Name

 School

 County

 Month

 Lauren

 Eiphany of Our Lord School

 Montgomery

 
Cover

 Emma

 Our Mother of Sorrows School

 Cambria


 January

 Lauren

 Lathrop Street Elementary

 Susquehanna

 
February

 Rylee

 Austin Area Elementary

 Potter

 
March

 Brooke

 North Strabane Intermediate

 Washington


April

 Layne

 Baggaley Elementary

 Westmoreland


May

 Cydney

 Conneaut Lake Elementary

 Crawford

 
June

 Kali

 Williams Valley Elementary

 Schuylkill


July

 Lilli

 Robert D. Wilson Elementary

 Wayne


August

 Avery

 Saint Benedict School

 Cambria

 
September

 Olivia

 Conneaut Lake Elementary

 Crawford


October

 Julian

 Austin Area Elementary

 Potter


November

 Olivia

 Villa Maria Academy

 Chester

 
December

As part of the Attorney General's outreach efforts, "Legal Eye the Firefly" was again included in this year's calendar. Legal Eye is an integral part of the drug-free message and appears throughout the calendar with tips and "did you know" facts for each month.  He also accompanies the other educational outreach programs to schools, such as the Attorney General's Operation Safe Surf initiative and "Truth & Choices" anti-drug education program.

The Truth & Choices program is geared for middle and high school students and is available free of charge to schools throughout the state.

To see more of Legal Eye and to learn more about other programs available to schools and parents, visit the Attorney General's website at www.attorneygeneral.gov. There are three specialized areas on the site -Just 4 Kids, Parent Information, and the School & Educator Resource Center. The kids' site is divided into grade levels and features interactive learning games and activities for each age group on a variety of subjects.

"I not only want to congratulate the winners of this year's calendar contest, but I want to commend every student who participated in the contest," Attorney General Tom Corbett said. "The students who entered a drawing should be proud of themselves, and each one is a winner for saying no to drugs, alcohol and tobacco."

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