Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Winners Announced

Over 1,300 students from 55 Palm Beach County schools participated in the 3rd Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest “What can I be if I’m Alcohol Free?” Their posters promote a clear educational message encouraging an alcohol-free lifestyle for youth. 

After a judging committee selected fifteen semifinalists and approximately 7,000 people participated in the online popular voting, the School District of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest.  


Spencer Rubin 5th grade Morikami Elementary

Artist Choice

Abigail Edwards 5th grade Freedom Shores Elementary

Viewers Choice


Richelle Thompson 8th grade Okeeheelee Middle

Artist Choice

Kyana Christian 7th grade Roosevelt Middle

Viewers Choice


Erica Christiansen 12th grade Boca Raton High

Viewers Choice

Madison Sanders 12th grade South Tech Academy

Artist Choice


Spencer Rubin - Morikami Elementary - Artist Choice


Abigail Edwards - Freedom Shores Elementary


Richelle Thompson - Okeeheelee Middle


Kyana Christian - Roosevelt MS


Erica Christiansen - Boca Raton High


Madison Sanders - South Tech Academy

The top six posters (two each from elementary, middle, and high school) will be displayed on all district school buses. In addition winning students receive Adobe Photoshop software and a $50 gift card each.  Teachers of the top six winners receive a $100 gift card to be used towards classroom materials and principals of the top six entries receive a two “Any Day” Fair admission tickets. 

Semi-finalists and the top entry from each school are being featured at the 2013 South Florida Fair in the Bink Glisson Museum at Yesteryear Village through February 3, 2013. 

Winners, their families, teachers and principals will be invited to attend an awards ceremony.   

Elementary Finalists

Mara Vaknin – 5th grade – Manatee Elementary

Lily Gumbinner – 5th grade – Berkshire Elementary

Kenari McMillian, Lorelle Burgess, Sevonna Pierce, Bria Walker – 2nd and 3rd grade – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary 


Middle School Finalists

Pamela Urizar – 8th grade – Okeeheelee Middle

Diana Rios – L.C. Swain Middle

Samantha Wong – 7th grade – BAK Middle School of the Arts 


High School Finalists

Helen Villarreal – 10th grade – John I. Leonard High

Monica Berrios – 10th grade – John I. Leonard High

Raoul Dolcine – 12th grade – Suncoast High 


Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest Finalists Pictures


The contest is being sponsored in collaboration with the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, the School District of Palm Beach County, Adobe Systems Incorporated, South Florida Fairgrounds, Acreage Loxahatchee Rotary Club, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office


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