Student Intervention Services in the Department of Safe Schools developed Project SMART to address the issues of underage drinking in Palm Beach County schools. As part of the initiative’s numerous prevention activities, Project SMART is partnering with the Acreage Loxahatchee Rotary Club to present the Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest.
Approximately 500 entries were submitted from Palm Beach County students. After a judging committee selected fifteen semifinalists, 3000 people participated in the online voting, which was open to the public.
The winners of the Project SMART Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest are:
|Alicia Torres||3rd grade||Meadow Park Elementary|
|Samantha Licciardi||4th grade||Manatee Elementary|
|Talia Fradkin||7th grade||Atrium School (private)|
|Victoria McKee||7th grade||Independence Middle|
|Kyle Maglietta||10th grade||Seminole Ridge Community High|
|Mia Fielding||10th grade||
South Tech Academy
Each winner will receive $100 and their entries will be displayed on the inside of 1,000 Palm Beach County school buses for the rest of the school year. The awards ceremony will take place on February 21, 2011 at 9:30am at the district’s Central Bus Compound.
The Department of Safe Schools developed Project SMART to implement a comprehensive strategic plan involving teens, parents, schools, and the community. The goals of the project are to increase the number of youth believing that alcohol use is harmful to their health; increase student’s disapproval of alcohol use; and decrease the number of minors who binge drink.
For more information contact Alexa Lee, Project SMART Coordinator at (561) 494-1546 or via e-mail at Alexa.Lee@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.
Public Affairs Contact: Natalia Arenas – (561) 357-7662 – email@example.com