Substance Abuse Poster Contest Chairman
Over the past several years, many fraternal organizations, businesses, schools, churches, synagogues and individuals have donated their time and money to the fight against the ever present epidemic of substance abuse.
One way to rectify this worldwide problem is through the spread of information. Increasing public awareness concerning the dangers of drugs and alcohol through the cooperation of individuals and organizations has garnered significant results.
The Knights of Columbus is an international, Catholic, family, fraternal service organization with nearly 1.8 million members in nearly 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated more than 68 million volunteer hours and $154 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit the Catholic Church, councils, communities, families, pro-life and youth.
Congratulations to our four winners. From Holy Cross Catholic School: Jack Jansen for his poster on Alcohol Abuse and Isabella Smith for her poster on Substance Abuse. In the 12-14 year age group the winners are Mia Payne from North Grenville District High School with her poster on Alcohol Abuse and from St. Michael Catholic High School the winner in the Substance Abuse topics was Raya Atkin.
I would like to thank South Branch Elementary School and Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys for their participation.
This year we had over 150 competing posters. The winners all received $100 and a certificate. The winners’ posters go on to District Level for further competition and then, if successful, on to National and hopefully International.
Looking forward to next year and a big thank you to all participants for another exciting contest.
The contest is sponsored by the Kemptville Knights of Columbus Council 5333.