The Paint Valley ADAMH Board reports the annual "Write In Red - Red Ribbon Week" Essay Contest was a huge success.
All students in participating middle and high school were given a red pen to write about how to prevent drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse during Red Ribbon Week, October 21-25.
The following students were awarded a $100 prize for winning their school’s essay contest, and a $500 scholarship for winning the county contest:
• Avery Brown, Chillicothe High School - Ross County
• anonymous author, Westfall Middle School - Pickaway County
• Brooklyn Exline, Eastern High School - Pike County
• Joycelyn Trimmer, Washington High School - Fayette County
• Nevaeh Durham-Tate, Fairfield Middle School - Highland County
Paint Valley ADAMH Board Executive Director, Penny Dehner, stated “Each year the students provide absolutely the best essays, touching our hearts and opening our eyes as we realize how the environment impacts their lives.
"It is so energizing to see our youth take a proactive stand against drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse by sharing their personal stories, doing research into relevant issues, and explain their determination to remain drug free.”
The following students were school winners and awarded $100 for the "Write In Red" Essay Contest:
• Hallie Sword, Miami Trace Middle School
• Ailean Duffie, Fairfield High School
• Olivia Stegbauer, Greenfield Middle School
• Sara Newsome, Hillsboro High School
• Molly Smith, Hillsboro Middle School
• Qyearstan Pugh, White Oak High School
• Amara Bishop, White Oak Middle School
• Dalyn Exline, Eastern Middle School
• Olivia Cornwell, Piketon High School
• Raymond Z. Stapleton, Piketon Middle School
• Isabella Newsom, Waverly High School
• Gracie Satterfield, Western High School
• Haley Cress, Western Middle School
• Harley Brill, Adena High School
• Katelyn Ramsey, Adena Middle School
• Siri Lincke, Chillicothe Middle School
• Anna Marie Neufarth, Huntington High School
• Sarah Lute, Huntington Middle School
• Alexis Bailes, Southeastern High School
• Jozie Zickafoose, Unioto Middle School
The ADAMH states their Mission is to positively impact the community by supporting mental health and recovery.
If you would like to be the one to make a difference in our community by becoming a Paint Valley ADAMH Board Member, send a letter of interest including your name, address, phone number and email address email@example.com.