MATFORCE announces Ashley Wassell, an 11-year old student from Big Park School in Sedona, and Gage Sloniger, a 13-year old student from Mountain View Preparatory School in Cottonwood, are the grand prize winners of the MATFORCE 2016 Youth Poster Contest. In honor of their outstanding entries, these winners will each receive a $250 cash award.
MATFORCE’s poster contest is an annual event held to raise awareness about the risks of drug and alcohol abuse. Each year hundreds of students from throughout the county take part in the poster drawing event. This year’s theme was ‘Stand With Me, Be Drug Free.’ Winning posters will be featured in MATFORCE substance abuse prevention materials, including posters, in prevention workbooks for schools and on the MATFORCE website.
In addition to grand prize, first place winners were selected in seven different age categories. First place winners each will receive a $25 gift card. First place winners by category are: Age 5/6 – Jasmine Bryant, American Heritage Academy in Cottonwood; Age 7/8 – Brooklyn Renfroe, Mountain View Elementary School in Prescott Valley; Age 9/10 – Collin Riely Handley, Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott; Age 11/12 – Kayla Shimko, Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott; Age 13/14 -Gicel Olivas, Camp Verde High School; Age 15/16 – Usualdo Herrera, Camp Verde High School; and Age 17/18 – Daan Enrique-Mata of Chino Valley.
To view the winning artwork click here.