ADAMH Announces the 2021 Write In Red – Red Ribbon Week Scholarship Contest Winners

The 8th annual Write In Red – Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest was conducted during Red Ribbon Week, October 25-29, for all middle and high school students.  Students were given a red pen to write an essay for the contest about how to prevent drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse.  The Paint Valley ADAMH Board service area includes 22 school districts.  17 out of the 22 districts participated and sent in entries.  One student from each county was selected to receive a $500 scholarship to any accredited college or university.

We are pleased to announce that the following students were awarded a $100 prize for winning their school’s essay contest and a $500 scholarship for winning the county contest:

  • Alekae Mikyl Wilson, Miami Trace Middle School – Fayette County
  • Jaeden Olivia Drury, Fairfield  Middle School – Highland County
  • Reighlyn Byerly, Westfall High School – Pickaway County
  • Skyla Nichols, Western Middle School – Pike County
  • Hannah Louise Balusik, Huntington High School – Ross County

Paint Valley ADAMH Board Executive Director, Penny Dehner, stated “Each year the students provide absolutely the best essays, touching our hearts and opening our eyes as we realize how the environment impacts their lives.  It is so energizing to see our youth take a proactive stand against drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse by sharing their personal stories, doing research into relevant issues and explain their determination to remain drug free.”

The following students were school winners and awarded $100 for the Write In Red Essay Contest:

Makala Espericueta, Fairfield  High School
Mia  Snyder, Greenfield High School
Cade Raike, Greenfield Middle School
Sarah Newsome, Hillsboro High School
Malachi  Aber, Hillsboro Middle School
Matalyn Magee, Lynchburg Clay Middle School
Aiden  Elliott, White Oak High School
Gabriel  Ulery, White Oak Middle School
Kyla Poorman, Eastern High School
Keegan Brandum, Eastern Middle School
Kennedy C. Jenkins, Piketon High School
Briar Penwell, Piketon Middle School
Eric Patton, Waverly High School
Kacie R  Schuyler, Western High School
Jenna  Martin, Adena High School
Lydia Beery, Adena Middle School
Andrea  Cougill, Chillicothe High School
Katelyn Gray, Chillicothe Middle School
Nicholas Ray Hughes, Huntington Middle School
Ameryss Ware, Southeastern Middle School
Avery Barker, Southeastern High School
Elliott  McHenry, Unioto High School
Braydon Botts, Unioto Middle School
Grace  Jenkins, Zane Trace High School

Paint Valley Adamh Board

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