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

December 10, 2013

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announces winners of 2014 Drug-Free Calendar Contest

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the winners of the Office of Attorney General's 17th annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest in which fifth-grade students from across the Commonwealth create an original work-of-art illustrating a drug-free message of their choice.

The grand prize winner's artwork is displayed on the calendar's cover and the other 12 winners represent each month of the calendar year.  View the 2014 Calendar here. The contest is funded through the Community Drug Abuse Prevention Fund from fines and penalties collected from certain types of offenses, such as DUIs.

"Fifth-grade students are at an age when most have not been exposed to drugs or alcohol socially, so the goal of our contest is to engage them before they or their friends make a bad choice," said Attorney General Kane.

"Agents from my office visit schools and meet with children of all ages year round to educate them about the importance of living a drug-free lifestyle," she said. "The drawings and paintings submitted by all of this year's contestants show that the students are paying attention and our message is getting through."

Winners were chosen from more than 720 entries from 210 schools in 52 counties throughout the Commonwealth. The winners were chosen based on the artists' creativity and ability to illustrate and convey a drug-free message.

The following students were named the 2014 Drug-Free Calendar Contest Winners:







 David Leech Elementary School




 PA Cyber Charter School




 West Hills Intermediate School




 Cardinal John Foley Regional Catholic School




 St. Nicholas Elementary School




 Riverside Elementary School East




 Sellersville Elementary School




 Southmoreland Elementary School




 Weatherly Area Elementary School




 Westbrook Park Elementary School




 Austin Area Elementary School




 Belmont Hills Elementary School




 Economy Elementary School


The Office of Attorney General has created a number of exciting educational programs to help schools, parents and communities empower children with knowledge to keep them safe.  The programs feature customized lesson plans, interactive listening activities and powerful messages that speak directly to kids and adults. They are free of charge and speakers are available to visit schools and community groups to discuss these important subjects, which include online safety, cyberbullying, drugs, gun violence and prescription drug abuse.

To learn more about the other programs available to schools and parents, visit the Attorney General's website at www.attorneygeneral.gov or call the Attorney General's Education and Outreach Unit at 1-800-525-7642.

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