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2013 Poster Contest Winners
“Too Smart to Start!”

“Too Smart to Start!” served as the theme for the contest, and CASAC wants young people under the age of 21 to know:

  • They are too smart to start using alcohol or other drugs.
  • They are too smart to engage in a behavior that can have dire consequences affecting their physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.
  • They are too smart to start using substances that have the possibility of damaging their futures.
  • Over 75% of Chautauqua County students grades 7 through 12 did not drink alcohol in the past 30 days before taking the survey. But the survey also revealed that, of those who did drink alcohol, 36% drank it in a private home, their own or a friend’s.

Photo: finalists and posters

A total of 252 posters were entered into the contest which was funded by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant. The posters were prejudged by Jamestown Community College art students under the direction of Associate Professor Yu Kanazawa. Eventually, the final posters will be highlighted on bookmarks which will be distributed to students at all County schools and libraries to announce the 2014 CASAC Poster Contest which will get under way next January.

Participating as final judges were Heather Miller, Adjunct Instructor of Art at Jamestown Community College, Lisa Lynde, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Angela Peck, Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant, and Sherrif Joe Gerace, Chautauqua County Sherriff’s Department.

Nationally known local author Louanne Johnson presented a copy of her book, Muchacho, to the library on behalf of CASAC and addressed the audience about her experiences in teaching and motivating teens to accomplish their dreams.

2013 Grand Prize

Alexis Stanley
Panama High School

Photo: winners and posters
2013 Grand Prize winner Alexis Stanley and 2012 Grand Prize winner Julia Rater

Poster

Billboard photo

The 2013 Grand Prize poster designed by Alexis Stanley of Panama Central School has been featured on billboards scattered around Chautauqua County.

Category A Finalists—Grades 3, 4 & 5

Photo: finalists and posters


First place:
Ryan Malarkey
Fletcher Elementary School

Poster


Second place:
Mika Walters
Southwestern Elementary School

Poster


Third place:
Cameron Nocero
Lincoln Elementary School

Poster


Honorable mention:
Jenelle Grigelevich
Brocton Elementary School

Poster

Category B Finalists—Grades 6, 7 & 8

Photo: finalists and posters

First place: Emily Johnson
Falconer Middle School

Poster


Second place:
Michael Quigley
Washington Middle School

Poster


Third place:
Sydney Aldrich
Fredonia Middle School

Poster


Honorable mention:
Sarah Marruci
Jefferson Middle School

Poster

Category C Finalists—Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

Photo: finalists and posters

First place: Kaitlyn Deering
Cassadaga Valley High School

Poster


Second place:
Rachael Kosinski
Panama High School

Poster


Third place:
Brittany Johnston
Cassadaga Valley Middle School

Poster


Honorable mention:
Maya Sischo
Cassadaga Valley High School

Poster

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