FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - On April 12, Coconino County Attorney David Rozema visited schools in Kaibeto, Tuba City and Cameron to present ribbons to students who submitted outstanding posters in the County Attorney's Third Annual Live Drug Free Poster Contest.
The contest, held in the fall of 2011 in conjunction with the anti-drug campaign Red Ribbon Week, was open to all Coconino County sixth graders. Students from all over the county submitted over 400 posters.
The County Attorney's Office assembled a selection committee, consisting of police officers, scholars and prominent community members. The selection committee had a difficult time narrowing the field, but was eventually able to select the winning posters, as well winners from each school that participated. The winning posters are depicted on a colorful 2012 wall calendar, along with a list of the names of the winners from each participating school. The wall calendar is available free at the County Attorney's Office or can be viewed at www.coconino.az.gov/CountyAttorney.
"This contest is a fun way for kids to integrate the drug free message with creative artwork and promote the drug free lifestyle in our elementary schools. We are thrilled that so many students participated in this year's contest," said Rozema.
The following students were recognized -
Kaibeto Boarding School - Tylila Smith, First Place; Daniel Tso Begay, Second Place; and Lethmaniel Homer, Third Place.
Eagle's Nest Inter-mediate School - Tori Fulton, First Place; Tori is also the overall Third Prize Winner; Teneeshia Bedonie, Second Place; and Angel Natonie, Third Place.
Tuba City Boarding School - Amaya Kanosh, First Place; Shaunacee Yazzie, Second Place; and Delayne Scott, Third Place.
Dzil Libei Elementary School - Dynniko Tso, First Place; Jake Beard, Second Place; and Marisa Nez, Third Place.