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"Drawing the Line" Recognizes Anti-Alcohol Efforts

March 14, 2008
Drawing The Line On Under 21 Alcohol Use To Announce Annual Awards

The Drawing The Line On Under 21 Alcohol Use program will announce winners in its 2008 “Commercial Challenge” competition at a ceremony to be held on March 17. The ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

Drawing the Line is a public-private partnership dedicated to preventing underage alcohol use. Annually the program sponsors a video competition for students to produce Public Service Announcements on three key themes. This year’s themes are: Most teens do not drink and here’s why; Why drinking isn’t right for you; and How media influences teen thoughts about underage drinking. Winners this year are from Roberto Clemente Middle School and Richard Montgomery and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high schools.

In addition, Rockville High School's principal, staff and students will receive a community award for outstanding work on preventing underage alcohol use. In the 15 years the awards have been presented, this is the first time Drawing the Line has recognized a single school's comprehensive program. Awards will be given to Rockville Principal Debra Munk, Student Assistance Team Leader Thomas Rea, The Rampage newspaper (advisor Peter Daddone and eight students who wrote articles related to substance abuse and assistance), and the Rockville High School PTSA.

For more information, call Drawing the Line Coordinator Meg Baker at 240-777-1123.

When:
Monday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m.

Where:
Carver Educational Services Center (Auditorium)
850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD

Contact:
Kate Harrison or Chris Cram
MCPS Public Information Office
Tel.: 301-279-3853

NOTE: An opportunity to interview students and advisors will be available following the ceremony.

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