Green Valley Elks Lodge 2592

Sahuarita Middle School - Essay Contest Winners

January 13, 2012

On Friday January 13, 2012 the Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592 Drug Awareness Chairman, Jack Ponzo, and Arturo Gabaldón, E.R. awarded Drug Awareness Essay winners with 1st and 2nd place medals. Also, the first place winners received a Drug Awareness Basketball. These awards took place at Sahuarita Middle School. There were 4 first place winners and 4 second place winners from grades 6th to 8th. All first place winners essays will be entered into the Arizona State Elks Association Drug Awareness Essay competition. These awards were given at the SMS assembly where approximately 800 students plus all teachers attended this assembly. One hundred students entered essays for this Drug Awareness Competition Theme of "I Choose Not To Use". The Elk members who judged these essays had a hard time choosing the winners this year.

The first place winners were as follows:
6th grade - Shaelee Bauer
7th grade - Alyssa Maher
8th grade - Ryan Schwarz and Hannah Acuna
The second place winners were as follows:
6th grade - Kaela Hancock
7th grade - Maria Roiz
8th grade - Addie Wolfleyli
8th grade - Carlos Valdez

Photo - Web11
Front - Lt to Rt
Alyssa Maher, Shaelee Bauer, Ryan Maher
Rear - Jack Ponzo - Lodge Trustee and Drug Awareness Chairman
Missing from Photo was Hannah Acuna

Photo- Arturo Gabaldón - Exalted Ruler, Kaela Hancock, Maria Roiz, Addie Wolfleyli, and Jack Ponzo - Lodge Trustee and Drug Awareness Chairman Missing from group photo was Carlos Valdez

Photo - Carlos Valdez and Arturo Gabaldon receiving his individual award

Essay Drug Contest Winners - 1st Place Winners




2nd Place Winners


Article submitted by Cheryl Ponzo - Leading Knight and Lodge Publicity Chairman
Photo taken by Kenneth Haley - Lodge Photographer