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PLCB Honors Winners of 2008 Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest
Date:10/21/2008

achieve academically."

"As caretakers of society's most precious treasure, it is our responsibility as parents and adults to help guide our young people in making wise decisions on issues that can significantly impact their future success and quality of life," said Robin Rothermel, director of Health's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs. "This is why we encourage each contest winner, and all of the student participants, to continue to think first before making those life-altering decisions and to remain strong, positive influences for their peers by promoting healthy lifestyles -- and to refuse to drink alcohol."

The bureau develops and implements comprehensive health, education and rehabilitation programs for the prevention, intervention, treatment and case management of drug and alcohol abuse and dependence -- particularly among youth. For more information on the Department of Health and youth alcohol prevention programs, visit http://www.health.state.pa.us.

The PLCB is an independent state agency that manages the alcohol beverage industry in Pennsylvania. In the past fiscal year, the PLCB allocated more than $3 million for alcohol education and prevention programming and its "zero tolerance" policy has prevented more than 900,000 attempts by minors to purchase alcohol in its retail stores.

For more information on the PLCB and its prevention initiatives, visit http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/edu or http://www.dontletminorsdrink.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A list of contest winners follows:*

Allegheny

Isabella Kenny, 2nd grade, Baldwin-Whitehall School District

Berks

Trey C., Kindergarten, Hamburg School District

Timothy C., 1st grade, Hamburg School District

Christoffer C., 7th grade, Hamburg School District

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