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The Coalition for Healthy Communities recently held its first annual “Be Smart About Medicine” Creative Expression Contest and the winners were recognized at a special event held at Middlesex County Community College. Hundreds of Middlesex County middle schoolers participated in the program which was designed to increase awareness of prescription and over-the-counter abuse. The winners of the first annual “Be Smart About Medicine” Creative Expression Contest.



A distinguished panel of judges reviewed the submissions and selected first, second and third place winners from each grade. The judges that reviewed the entries included: Senator Barbara Buono; Paul Grzella, General Manager, Home News Tribune and Courier News; Peter Mancusi, Area Director, Division of Youth & Family Services – Middlesex Area Office; children’s author and entertainer, Rachelle Burk; and, Steven G. Liga, Executive Director & CEO at NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc.


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Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) far left, stands with finalists from the Coalition for Healthy Communities' first ever "Be Smart About Medicine" creative expression contest. Pictured are (back row from left), Bartlomiej Bancewicz, South River Middle School, Alexandria Kulik, South River Middle School, Amanda Hernandez, Carl Sandburg Middle School (Old Bridge), and Sneha Manikandan, Crossroads North Middle School (South Brunswick). Pictured in the front row (from left) are: Usra Attalla, South River Middle School, Mikayla DeSantis, South River Middle School, Mahmoud Elsayed, Iselin Middle School, Amanda Fiore, Iselin Middle School, and Cassidy Kaznowski, Iselin Middle School


The individual winners were:
6th Grade:        

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First Place Winner - Amanda Fiore, Iselin Middle School

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Second Place Winner - Mahmoud Elsayed, Iselin Middle School

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Third Place Winner -Mikayla DeSantis, South River Middle School

7th Grade:        
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First Place Winner - Sneha Manikandan, Crossroads North Middle School (South Brunswick)

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Second Place Winner - Amanda Hernandez, Carl Sandburg Middle School (Old Bridge)

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Third Place Winner - Cassidy Kaznowski, Iselin Middle School

8th Grade:        

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First Place Winner - Bartlomiej Bancewicz, South River Middle School

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Second Place Winner - Alexandria Kulik, South River Middle School

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Third Place Winner - Usra Attalla, South River Middle School

 

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