Top 12 Finalists Announced in CASAC’s 2018 Alcohol Awareness Month Poster Contest

Article Contributed by
Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

“Be A Thinker, Not A Drinker” is the 2018 theme for CASAC’s Alcohol Awareness Month Poster Contest.  389 students did their part to promote awareness of the major societal problems of alcohol.  A preliminary judging process, performed by Jamestown Community College art students under the direction of Professor Yu Kanazawa, narrowed the posters down to the top twelve, dividing them into three categories by age group.

These twelve finalists are:

Category A – Grades 3, 4 & 5

Charlotte Caserta, Grade 4, Fredonia Elementary School

Madilyn Lent, Grade 4, Southwestern Elementary School

Peyton Oakes, Grade 5, Southwestern Elementary School

Arehlyn Pattison, Grade 5, Panama Central School

Category B – Grades 6, 7 & 8

Addison Brassard, Grade 6, Southwestern Middle School

Joslyn Brown, Grade 6, Southwestern Middle School

Britta Watkins, Grade 7, Maple Grove Jr./Sr. High School

Zachary Stofko, Grade 8, Falconer Central School

Category C – Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Erika Russell, Grade 10, Falconer Central School

Raylynn Digirolamo, Grade 10, Southwestern High School

Mika Walters, Grade 10, Southwestern High School

Alexandria Davis, Grade 9, Falconer Central School

The Grand Prize winner will be determined at a poster contest ceremony on April 11, 2018 at the Prendergast Library in Jamestown.  The winner will receive $100 and their poster will be displayed on a banner at the Jamestown Jammers field, Russell Diethrick Park.

CASAC’s Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest has been an annual competition for the past 17 years and is a great way to get the young people of our community involved in addressing issues that directly affect them. It also provides the community with an opportunity to witness the creativity and optimism of our youth as they depict positive alternatives to underage drinking.  By designing posters, students send an important message to their families and peers.