Harrisburg, PA – Students across Pennsylvania entered into the annual PA Liquor Control Board Alcohol Awareness poster contest, and two girls from our area were recognized for it.

In their winning designs, students focused on positive messages about the benefits of being alcohol-free and healthy alternatives to drinking, such as hobbies and extracurricular activities.

Kira Fry, a senior from Brockway, was the winner out of all 12th graders and received $50. Savannah Buttery, another senior from Brockway, earned a special recognition for her artwork.

Left to right: PLCB Board Chair Tim Holden, Executive Director Charlie Mooney, student Kira Fry, Board Member Mike Negra, and Board Member Michael Newsome.

Left to right: PLCB Board Chair Tim Holden, Executive Director Charlie Mooney, student Savannah Buttery, Board Member Mike Negra, and Board Member Michael Newsome.

The PLCB has been holding the contest for the past 26 years.

“The Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest is a great way for students across the commonwealth to show off their artistic talents and deliver positive messages that can influence their peers to avoid underage drinking and instead find fun, safe, healthy activities to do,” said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. “The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board commends these young artists, and encourages them to make smart choices as they go through life.”

The PLCB will use the designs to create folders, notebooks, and magnets to distribute throughout Pennsylvania. In addition, grade winners will have their artwork reproduced in a calendar. Students who created the best pieces received cash prizes.

Nearly 770 students from 15 counties participated in this year’s contest, using crayons, ink, colored pencils, paint, and computer-generated imagery to create their posters. Entries were judged on presentation and message. Since the poster contest began in 1992, almost 36,000 entries have been submitted.

This year’s winning posters will be displayed in The State Museum of Pennsylvania from April 2 through April 5.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.8 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov.

2017-18 PLCB ALCOHOL AWARENESS POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

Reproductions – $100 each

County Student Grade School
Berks Angelle Rescigno 8 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Butler Mei Lien Mansfield * 3 Mars Elementary School
Butler Gabriella Rossi * 3 Mars Elementary School
Chester Kerry Reynolds * 11 Home School
Lancaster Gage Petersheim 10 Conestoga Valley High School

 

Grade winners – $50 each

County Student Grade School
Allegheny Pavithra Kumar 1 Franklin Elementary School
Berks Abby Norman 7 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Berks Edyn George 8 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Butler Emilia Carrabba 3 Mars Elementary School
Butler Sara Biaggini 4 Mars Elementary School
Carbon DeAnna Strouse 11 Weatherly Area Senior High School
Cumberland Maria-Catalina Heil * 2 Immaculata Academy Home School
Dauphin Cama Enders 5 Halifax Elementary School
Dauphin Kortlynd Shomper K Upper Dauphin Area Elementary School
Jefferson Kira Fry 12 Brockway Area High School
York Hermiony Valdes 6 Allen Middle School
York Caterina Zannino 9 York County School of Technology
York Tori George 10 York County School of Technology

 

 

Special Recognition

County Student Grade School
Berks Jillian Avery * 1 Schuylkill Valley Elementary School
Berks Lauren Avery 1 Schuylkill Valley Elementary School
Berks Dorothy Liu 6 Reiffton School
Berks Lauren Bryant 7 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Berks Damien Hoover 7 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Berks Makayla Barrett * 8 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Berks Bradyn Erb 8 Tulpehocken Junior High School
Butler Sage Mahan 2 Mars Elementary School
Butler Abigail Schirato 2 Mars Elementary School
Butler Camden Hoffman * 3 Mars Elementary School
Butler Carter Snyder 4 Mars Elementary School
Butler Lucas Boyle 6 Haine Middle School
Cumberland Marie-Laurence Heil * 4 Immaculata Academy Home School
Cumberland Samantha Brooker 5 Broad Street Elementary School
Dauphin Nola Cusick 5 Halifax Elementary School
Dauphin Ella Lebo 5 Halifax Elementary School
Dauphin Mahnoor Azim 9 Middletown Area High School
Delaware Reid Graham 4 Media Elementary School
Jefferson Savannah Buttery 12 Brockway Area High School
Lehigh Zenon Hrycenko * 10 Lehigh Valley Home School
Luzerne Sawyer Bowser 6 Valley Elementary/Middle School
Mercer Emma Gruver 9 West Middlesex Junior/Senior High School
Washington Ben Hardy 9 Trinity High School
Washington Kaden Kolson 9 Trinity High School
Washington Koen Weichel 9 Trinity High School
Washington Jonathan Chopp 10 Trinity High School
Washington Brenna Beck 12 Trinity High School
York Steven Nolte 5 Shallow Brook Intermediate

 

* Previous Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest winner.


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