Students use art to fight ‘ice’
Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently congratulated student participants in the Hawaii Meth Project’s “Take a Stand Against Meth” art contest. Students were greeted by the governor in the State Capitol Chambers Foyer, where many of the entrants’ pieces are being displayed.
“I commend the Hawaii Meth Project’s staff and youth volunteers for their dedication to preventing meth use and spreading awareness about the dangers of crystal methamphetamine, especially to Hawaii teens,” Gov. Abercrombie said.
He said the project “demonstrates that our teens care about how meth impacts their peers, family, and community, and it’s inspiring to see them taking such a proactive stand against this drug.”
Nearly half of the student entries in the art contest were from Neighbor Island students, including the following students from the Big Island: Taylor Chaves-McCormick, Hilo High School, honorable mention; Tristan Cubangbang, Waiakea High School, honorable mention; Makenna Francis, Waimea Middle School; Michelle Fratinardo, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus; Karyl Yamakawa, Waiakea High School, honorable mention.
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