Green Valley Elks

Drug Awareness - Sopori Essay Contest Winners

January 7, 2012

On Tuesday January 17, 2012 the Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592 Drug Awareness Chairman, Jack Ponzo, and Cheryl Ponzo - Leading Knight awarded Drug Awareness Essay winners with 1st and 2nd place medals. Also, the first place winner received a Drug Awareness Basketball. These awards took place at the Sopori 6th grade classroom of Mrs. Cyndy Gettinger. There was 1 first place winner and 1 second place winner from the 6th grade class. The first place winner's essay will be entered into the Arizona State Elks Association Drug Awareness Essay competition. Twenty-four students entered essays for this Drug Awareness Competition Theme of "I Choose Not To Use".  The first place winner was Elina Sanchez and 2nd place winner was Daniel Valdez. Congratulations to both excellent students for their awards.

Photo #1 - Elina Sanchez and Mrs. Cyndy Gettinger - teacher

Photo#2 - Daniel Valdez, Jack Ponzo - Lodge Trustee and Drug Awareness Chairman, Cheryl Ponzo - Leading Knight and AZ State Youth Activities So. District Chairman

Article submitted by Cheryl Ponzo and photos taken by Kenneth Haley - Lodge Photographer