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Weehawken holds Day Drug and Alcohol Free poster contest
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Weehawken holds Day Drug and Alcohol Free poster contest
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WINNERS – The winners of the township’s Drug and Alcohol-Free poster contest were awarded their prizes at the Jan. 25 Township Council meeting. From left to right (back row) are Deputy Mayor Robert Sosa, 1st Ward Councilwoman Carmela Silvestri-Ehret, Mayor Richard Turner, Councilman-at-large Robert Zucconi, Township Manager Gio Ahmad, (first row), third place winner Aayush Sherchan, first place winner Connor McGinley, second place winner Alexandra Flores, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Rosemary Lavagnino.
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The winners of the township’s Drug and Alcohol-Free poster contest were awarded their prizes at the Jan. 25 Township Council meeting, when they got up in front of the gathering and described their posters.

At the Weehawken Day Festival last fall, Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council announced the contest, hoping to encourage students to make the correct decisions about drugs and alcohol.

The contest was opened to fourth grade students at Roosevelt School. Entries were judged on the artist’s ability to create a submission conveying a positive message about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

By providing students with a drug and alcohol-free theme to illustrate, they hoped to not only get students involved, but also to get the children to share their thoughts about the benefits of an alcohol and drug-free life through drawings and messages.

Twenty-seven students submitted entries and the posters were displayed and voted on at the Weehawken Day Festival. Residents were asked to vote for the top three posters that they felt best expressed the challenges young people face today.

The winning posters are:

First place - Connor McGinley – 110 votes

Title: Why Are Dragons Extinct? They Smoked!

Second place - Alexandra Flores – 98 votes

Title: Don’t be a Drinker, Be a Thinker!

Third place - Aayush Sherchan - 87 votes

Title: Don’t Let Drugs Walk Over You

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