J.O. Combs Unified School District – Honors Anti-Drug Poster Contest Finalists
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office sponsored its 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest and invited sixth graders to participate. (the story on this at the bottom of this post) J.O. Combs Unified School District Superintendent Gayle A. Blanchard, Ed.D honored the following three finalists and one semi-finalist in her Superintendent’s Update, dated November 13, 2013.
Finalists in the 2014 Pinal County Attorney’s Office Anti-Drug Poster Contest:
• Joshua Hollar – 6th Grade student at Ranch Elementary
• Chase Bulmahn – 6th Grade student at Combs Traditional Academy
• Melody Borjon – 6th Grade student at Simonton Elementary
• Tanner Leitz – 6th Grade student at Combs Traditional Academy
Congratulations to J.O. Combs, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, and especially the hard work, artistic talent and anti-drug message of the participants!
|Pinal County Attorney begins 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest
FLORENCE – Pinal County Attorney’s Lando Voyles proudly announces the kickoff of the 23rd Annual Pinal County Attorney’s Office 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest.
The 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest is designed to educate and engage Pinal’s youth on the importance of remaining drug free now and throughout their lives and is open to all 6th Grade students in Pinal County.
Of the top 60 submissions, which will receive name recognition on the calendar, six judges will determine the top nine and those nine students will be treated to a pizza party with County Attorney Voyles! From the top nine chosen, judges will then decide the grand prize winner, T-shirt winner and bookmark winner.
What prizes are at stake? The Pinal County Attorney’s Office will provide the Grand Prize winner’s class with a field trip!! Another student’s poster will be printed on T-shirts and another student’s put on Bookmarks, both of which will be given to each participating student and distributed throughout Pinal County! Finally, along with the Grand Prize, the T-Shirt, and the Bookmark Winners’ Posters will be an additional 6 posters chosen to be recognized all year as they will be featured on the 2014 Pinal County Attorney’s Office Anti-Drug Calendar!!
Principals should have received general information on the contest in the mail this week or last and additional information regarding the contest will be sent to Pinal schools in the coming weeks. Sixth grade teachers already aware of the contest and who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact the Pinal County Attorney’s Office in order to receive guidelines and the supplies required to participate.
All posters are due to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. No exceptions.
Pinal County Attorney Voyles said, “Promoting drug prevention and education in a fun and rewarding manner engages our youth. With students working with parents and teachers to complete posters, we hope they take the time to talk with their children about the risks and negative effects of drug use. This poster contest lends itself to many educational opportunities and I proudly continue this 23-year-old tradition in this County.”
For more information on the 2014 Pinal County Attorney’s Anti-Drug Poster Contest, please contact Deborrah Miller at Deborrah.Miller@pinalcountyaz.gov.
Information for this article provided by Sheri Gilbert of the Valley Schools Employee Benefits Trust (VSEBT)