STOP DWI names poster contest winners | News
Palmyra-Macedon High School students were big winners for the STOP DWI poster contest this year.
Four top winners were named, as well as six honorable mentions. The top four winners earn monetary prizes totaling $250 and a matching $250 is given to their school’s Students
Against Destructive Decisions program (SADD). This year’s winners are all from Pal-Mac, so the total prize money was presented to SADD advisor Victoria Stoops. Winners are: Sara Sapienza, first place, $100; Tallis Polashenski, sedcond place, $75; Nikki Catalano, third place, $50; and Cassidy O’Lena, fourth- place, $25.
Honorable mentions went to Julia Sprague, Ashleigh Robson, Jasper Lange, Zurich Cooper, Amanda Mazzucco and Morgan Page. Each honorable winner received two tickets to Showplace 5 movie theater in Newark.
STOP-DWI, “Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated”, empowers counties to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug related traffic crashes, functioning as a financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program. STOP-DWI efforts are funded entirely from fines paid by convicted drunken drivers, no tax dollars are used.
The program’s promotion of a poster contest every year encourages students from across the county to participate.
“It was a hard choice this year,” Hank Krasucki, STOP DWI coordinator, told students. “You made it real difficult to pick the top four over the honorable mentions. You all did a real good job.”