Paint Valley ADAMH announces ‘Write In Red’ scholarship contest winners


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CHILLICOTHE — The ninth-annual Write In Red — Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest was conducted during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-28, for all middle and high school students in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross counties. 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. Fifteen 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.

The following students were awarded a $100 prize for winning their school’s essay contest and a $500 scholarship for winning the county contest:

Mason Hitchcock, Miami Trace Middle School – Fayette County

Carianna Dorsett, White Oak Middle School – Highland County

Carli Hutchison, Teays Valley High School – Pickaway County

Carson Hawk, Western Middle School – Pike County

Alli Tobert, Southeastern High School – Ross County

Paint Valley ADAMH Board Executive Director Penny Dehner said, “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:

Sydney Sanders, Fairfield High School

Secret Harvey, Fairfield Middle School

Gracie Bowers, Greenfield High School

Lillie Hogle, Greenfield Middle School

Jaelen Parcell, Hillsboro Middle School

Caden Faust, Lynchburg Clay High School

Riley Markey, Lynchburg Clay Middle School

Carly Stone, White Oak High School

Lillian Flugge, Eastern High School

Leah Rader, Eastern Middle School

Brent McGuire, Piketon High School

Caroline Crowson, Piketon Middle School

Jessie Vanderpool, Waverly High School

Roxanne Milar, Western High School

Sydnee Robinson, Adena High School

Gracie Caplinger, Adena Middle School

Madison Beard, Chillicothe High School

Gwyndalyn Sayers, Chillicothe Middle School

Jackson Kohls, Huntington High School

Paint Valley ADAMH Board is a political subdivision of state government created in 1967 by the Ohio legislature to ensure the availability of community-based addiction and mental health services for the residents of Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties.

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