Medina, New York - More than 400 posters designed under the theme of “Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It” and created by Orleans county students will be displayed at the Medina Campus Center of Genesee Community College located at 11470 Maple Ridge Road, Medina.
The poster design contest was sponsored by Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA), with a grand prize of $100. “We wanted the theme to open doors for students to use their imaginations and be creative about what they think dream it, believe it, achieve it means to them,” GCASA Prevention Educator Kristina Erath said. In the past, the contest has focused on anti-drug messages.
Posters were submitted by students from the Albion, Holley, Lyndonville and Medina school districts. All 419 posters will be displayed at GCC’s Medina Campus Center during the Open House on April 28, 2012, which begins at 11:00 AM. “We have been given a wonderful opportunity to recognize the efforts of not only the grand prize winner and the grade level winners, but every student who entered the contest from grades K-12. If just one student has a sparkle in their eye from seeing their poster hanging on our wall, then we have accomplished our goal,” Charmayne Bloom, GCC Academic Advisor said. The poster contest winners will also be treated to a dinner hosted by GCASA in May at Tillman’s Village Inn in Albion.
GCASA provides treatment, residential, EAP and prevention programs. The service area encompasses Genesee and Orleans counties with offices located in Albion, Batavia, Indian Falls, and LeRoy. Founded in 1975, the mission of GCASA is to improve community health, reduce stigma towards people with substance abuse disorders and work across systems to produce positive community change.
To learn more about GCASA, visit their website: http://www.geneseeny.com/gcasa/.
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