DEA St. Croix Announces 2006 Red Ribbon Week Coloring Contest Winners
NOV 3 -- ST. CROIX, United States Virgin Islands – Jerome M. Harris, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Caribbean Division (CD) today announced the winners of the 2nd Annual DEA St. Croix Red Ribbon Week Coloring Contest. The DEA St. Croix Resident Office started a tradition last year by holding a coloring contest for children living in the island of St. Croix, United Sates Virgin Islands to make them aware of the dangers of drug use and the history of the Red Ribbon Week.
“I’ll like to thank the fine panel of judges for their time devoted to this very important initiative” said DEA Caribbean Division’s SAC Jerome Harris. “Everyone is a winner when young children, school and their parents are involved in such a positive educational and prevention activity. I encourage more parents to get their children involved in this contest next year” stated DEA SAC Harris.
This year the contest was a huge success. The theme this year was “Sailing through Life Drug Free”. In addition, the children where asked to incorporate a Red Ribbon somewhere in the picture. Children on St. Croix were asked to color a piece of regular copy paper based on this theme and were judged for creativity, artistic ability, and the use of the red ribbon. Each picture is screened by a panel of judges who rates the pictures by individual age groups.
The winners of the 5-6 year age group are:
The winners of the 7-9 year age group are:
The winners of the 10-12 year age group are:
The School Participation Award this year went to Evelyn Williams School.
The winning pictures will be displayed all year in the lobby of the DEA HIDTA Task Force St. Croix Resident Office at the U.S. District Courthouse and Federal Building. Contest winners should contact the office at 692-9500 for prizes.