Bay Kiwanis name winners in student poster contest for drug awareness

Pictured from left, front: Dr. Maynard Bauer (Kiwanis), Juli Koss, Cati Cartwright, Mallory Kaminski, Charlotte Forsyth, Tina Varis, Bay Middle School Principal Sean McAndrews, Nikki Hartman. From left, back: Andrew Rankin, Evelyn Ray, Renee Duffy, Rachel Ploenzke, Meredith Florez, Faith Teutschbein, Jennifer Fuehrer, Morgan Norcrosss, Nick Schneiderman, Foster McMasters (Kiwanis). Not pictured are Alyssa Juhasz and Reed Clark.

The Bay Village Kiwanis have once again honored the winners of the Bay Middle School Drug Education & Awareness Poster Contest. Seventh- and eighth-grade students recently completed a drug awareness education program and were invited to submit hand-made posters to the contest. Winning students were recognized for their creativity and messaging. The creation of the posters makes students themselves the messengers to dissuade fellow students from abusing drugs, alcohol or tobacco.

Almost 100 entries were submitted. The first-place prize went to Charlotte Forsyth. Second-place winners were Alyssa Juhasz and Mallory Kaminski. Third-place went to Tina Varis. The fourth-place prize went to Cati Cartwright. Honorable Mention prizes were won by Andrew Rankin (Super Creative prize), Evelyn Ray (Super Creative prize), Renee Duffy (Judges' Choice prize), Rachel Ploenzke, Meredith Florez, Faith Teutschbein, Jennifer Fuehrer, Morgan Norcross, Nick Schneiderman, Reed Clark, Nikki Hartman and Juli Koss.

Said Bay Middle School Principal, Sean McAndrews, “We believe it is important for all middle school students to learn about the harm of drug, alcohol and tobaco use. Studies show delaying experimentation and resisting use at a young age has a dramatic effect on children as they get older. We’re glad we can be involved.”

Winning students received gift certificates. All the posters are on display in the Bay Middle School cafeteria.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:28 AM, 05.21.2019