DAYTON — Wayne High School student Abigail Kerestes was the first runner-up in the Montgomery County Drug-Free Coalition’s annual Poster and Poetry Contest. Kerestes and other winners were honored at an awards presentation on March 9,
Kerestes was the first runner up in the poster category in Division 2, which was grades 9-12. Natalie Davis, a student at Chaminade Julienne, was the second runner-up.
Calvin Cusack from Carroll High School was the overall Grand Prize Winner with a poetry entry titled “Save Our Community.” He will receive a $100 cash prize and a college scholarship of his choice (subject to acceptance and enrollment) to either Sinclair Community College (9 credit hours), Wright State University ($2,000), or the University of Dayton ($5,000).
The runners-up in each division and category received a cash prize.
All entries are on display at the K12 Gallery & TEJAS, 341 S. Jefferson Street in Dayton.
The mission of the Montgomery County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities is to promote a drug-free community by mobilizing diverse partnerships; developing, implementing and supporting environmental strategies; and increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of heroin, opiates, and illegal prescription drugs.
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