Knights of Columbus poster contest aims at substance abuse prevention

NORWICH Congratulations to Michael Trevisani (9 yr. old division) and Michelle Heeman (12 yr. old division). Recently their substance abuse posters won their respective age division at the state level with the theme being: alcohol abuse. Their posters will now be judged on the national level.

They entered the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Poster contest held by the Robert E. McNeil (Norwich) Council 211 this past spring. The purpose of this contest is twofold: to promote local awareness among young people of the major societal problems of alcohol and drug abuse and to generate ideas for the Knights of Columbus anti-substance abuse posters and literature.

The Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 - 14. The contest is conducted at the local level with winning entries progressing through district/regional and state levels of competition to the international level. The winning entries at the international level will serve as the basis for a series of anti-substance abuse posters, with creative credit going to their artist. These will then be distributed throughout the countries in which the Knights of Columbus is present.

Jim Reynolds, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus (left) and Deputy Grand Knight Jim Kandora (right) congratulate substance abuse awareness poster contest winners Michelle Heeman (with her father, Alan) and Michael Trevisani (with his parents, Paula and Dr. Michael).

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