Drug awareness contest winners for Temecula Valley Elks #2801

From left to right, Diane Farrens, Lodge Drug Awareness Chairman; Journee Garcia, First Place Poster Winner; Isabella Medici, First Place Video Winner and Haley Kitzerow, First Place Essay Winner pose for a photo. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Recently the Temecula Valley Elks honored three Lodge Drug Awareness contest winners, who had their entries go on for further judging at the district and state levels. The theme for the three 2020-2021 contests – poster, essay and video – was “Drug Abuse – No Excuse.”Journee Garcia took first place at the Lodge earlier this year and was recently notified that she was the first-place poster winner at the Elks Southeast District competition and she received a $30 gift card to Barnes & Noble and a certificate of achievement. Journee was a fifth grader at Van Avery Prep during the 2020-2021 school year. Her poster was then forwarded on to the California-Hawaii Elks Association for additional judging. At the state level, Journee’s poster was a first-place winner and she rece
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