Two Austin Students’ Artwork to be Featured in AG’s 2011 Calendar

Winners of 2011 “Drug-Free” Calendar Contest announced

Julian from Austin Elementary

HARRISBURG – The Attorney General’s Office today announced the winners of the office’s 14th annual “Drug-Free” Calendar Contest.

Each year, fifth-grade students from across Pennsylvania are encouraged to create an original work of art illustrating a drug-free message of their choice.  Twelve winners represent each month of the 2011 calendar year and the Grand Prize winner’s artwork is displayed on the calendar’s cover.

Rylee from Austin Elementary

This year, the winners were chosen from a competitive field of more than 500 entries from schools throughout Pennsylvania. The winners were chosen based on the artists’ creativity and ability to illustrate and convey a drug-free message.

During a ceremony, each of the winners was presented with certificates of achievement and savings bonds. The Grand Prize winner received a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and each of the other 12 winners received a $200 U.S. Savings Bond.
The following students were named the 2011 “Drug-Free” Calendar Contest Winners:

Name School County Month
Lauren Eiphany of Our Lord School Montgomery
Cover
Emma Our Mother of Sorrows School Cambria
January
Lauren Lathrop Street Elementary Susquehanna
February
Rylee Austin Area Elementary Potter
March
Brooke North Strabane Intermediate Washington
April
Layne Baggaley Elementary Westmoreland
May
Cydney Conneaut Lake Elementary Crawford
June
Kali Williams Valley Elementary Schuylkill
July
Lilli Robert D. Wilson Elementary Wayne
August
Avery Saint Benedict School Cambria
September
Olivia Conneaut Lake Elementary Crawford
October
Julian Austin Area Elementary Potter
November
Olivia Villa Maria Academy Chester
December

As part of the Attorney General’s outreach efforts, “Legal Eye the Firefly” was again included in this year’s calendar. Legal Eye is an integral part of the drug-free message and appears throughout the calendar with tips and “did you know” facts for each month.  He also accompanies the other educational outreach programs to schools, such as the Attorney General’s Operation Safe Surf initiative and “Truth & Choices” anti-drug education program.

The Truth & Choices program is geared for middle and high school students and is available free of charge to schools throughout the state.

To see more of Legal Eye and to learn more about other programs available to schools and parents, visit the Attorney General’s website at www.attorneygeneral.gov. There are three specialized areas on the site -Just 4 Kids, Parent Information, and the School & Educator Resource Center. The kids’ site is divided into grade levels and features interactive learning games and activities for each age group on a variety of subjects.

“I not only want to congratulate the winners of this year’s calendar contest, but I want to commend every student who participated in the contest,” Attorney General Tom Corbett said. “The students who entered a drawing should be proud of themselves, and each one is a winner for saying no to drugs, alcohol and tobacco.”


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One Comment

  1. admin says:

    What a great job!

    More than 500 entries and Austin brings home 2 winners!!!

    Keep up the great work!

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