Local middle school students named winners in Kids Kick Opioid art contest

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 3:04 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia Attorney General recently named 10 Mid-Ohio Valley students as regional winners in the Kids Kick Opioids statewide art contest.

The winners included Adelaide Vann of Jackson Middle School, Caitlin Modesitt, Abigail Blackhurst, Sophia Richards and Victoria Rose Smith, all of Ravenswood Middle School, and Lindy Landis, Nick Ashworth, Elizabeth Adams, Jordan Krajcovic and Caleb Gist, all of Tyler Consolidated Middle School.

Sixty-seven entries from across the state were recognized as winners at the regional level, and those art pieces will be displayed in the State Capitol this fall.

The statewide winner and runner up are expected to be announced shortly.

The goal of the contest is to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and combat drug overdose deaths.

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