SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Recently, Springfield Elks Lodge #1560 held their annual “Drug Awareness Poster Contest” awards assembly at Union St. School with Chairman Jim Kirkwood making the presentations. The theme of this years contest was, “Just Say No” to Drugs.
Each year the Elks Club asks the students at Union St. School to make posters and the Elks make a contest out of them. Some of these posters will be published in an Elks coloring book that will be included in the Halloween bags in the fall, which the Elks present to all elementary students in Springfield. This year sixty-one students participated in the contest from grades three through five.
The winners are as follows; overall first place winner was fourth grader Michael Coleman who was awarded $25 and a new bicycle with a helmet. For the girls the first place winner was Hollee Martinez and she was awarded $25. There is only one bike given out each year to the top contestant. Second place for the girls was Summer Steinberg and Alexander Moye for the boys. They each received $15 for their effort. Third place for the girls was Jaydah Rogers and Cameron Page for the boys; they received $10 each.