Elks announce poster winners

8 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton Lodge of Elks No. 835 has announced the local winners of the annual Drug Awareness poster and essay contests. The mission of the Elks drug awareness program is to promote constructive and cooperative approaches to preventing the use of illicit substances by the youth of the United States of America.

As part of their national program, the Elks educate students and parents as well as assist schools with programs and materials. One of these programs is the annual poster and essay contest.

This contest is open to any students in grades 3-8 and the theme this year was “Just don’t do it.” Students in grades 3 through 5 were charged with drawing an 8.5 by 11 inch poster promoting the theme while students in grades 6 through 8 had to write a short essay.

After careful consideration Houlton Lodge chose Addison Gravel (grade 3), Avalon Williams (grade 4), Abigail Trahan (grade 5), Hope Chernesky (grade 6) and Kalle Neureuther (grade 7) as their local winners. Their entries have been forwarded to the next level of competition.