Palm Beach County Students Promote Alcohol-Free Messages

The School District of Palm Beach County along with its community partners recently held the Project SMART Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Awards Ceremony where the six District winners received their awards and were recognized for their talent.               

The top six posters (two each from elementary, middle, and high school) are being displayed on all district school buses. Winners received $100 each, in addition to Adobe Photoshop software. 

Project SMART Awards Ceremony Pictures

Over 770 Palm Beach County students from 67 schools submitted entries to the Second Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest. Their posters promote a clear educational message encouraging an alcohol-free lifestyle for youth. 


Zaniab Ali  5th grade Westward Elementary
Taika Gue 5th grade Plumosa School of the Arts


Alexis Berman 8th grade BAK MSOA
Chase Bomar 7th grade Congress Middle


Jasmine Quiles 12th grade Park Vista High
Jesse Pentz 12th grade Seminole Ridge High


Semifinalists and top posters from each school were featured at the 2012 South Florida Fair in the Bink Glisson Museum at Yesteryear Village and are being displayed in the District Headquarters until the end of March 2012. 

Elementary Finalists

Cooper Kennedy, 2nd Grade, Poinciana Elementary

Hannah Jutte, 4th Grade, Cypress Trails Elementary

Chandrea Baxter, 5th Grade, Plumosa School of the Arts 

Middle School Finalists

Vandi Allen, 7th Grade, Roosevelt Middle School

Valeria Osorio, 7th Grade, Christa McAuliffe Middle School

Amanda Reinharct, 7th Grade, Independence Middle School 

High School Finalists

Mia Fielding, 11th Grade, South Tech Academy

Casey Davis, 10th Grade, Seminole Ridge High School

Nicole Wellman, 10th Grade, Dreyfoos School of the Arts 

The contest is being sponsored by a collaboration of organizations: Student Intervention Services, Public Affairs, and Transportation Department in the School District of Palm Beach County; the Acreage Loxahatchee Rotary Club; Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office; Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition; Adobe; and the South Florida Fair. 

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