This anti-meth artwork of three Valley kids will be incorporated into a widely distributed poster following a contest by the state Attorney General's Office:
First Place: Alison Calabrese, Wigwam Creek Middle School, Litchfield Park (above)
3rd Place:Brandon Chheng, Royal Palm Middle School, Phoenix
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
As the first place winner, Calabrese will receive $500. The runners-up, as well as several others who received honorable mention awards, also received cash prizes.
It seems like a good idea to have local kids help make these ads -- certainly better than spending millions of dollars on them. It's just too hard to believe that the Arizona Meth Project ads(see below), featuring faked meth-use symptoms, really prevent teens from trying meth.
As we reported in February, state statistics show meth use among Arizona's youth had been declining for years before the ad campaign.