W.Va. Attorney General's Office seeks entries for 'Kids Kick Opioids' writing contest

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of the dangers of prescription opioid painkiller abuse.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release the "Kids Kick Opioids" contest in its third year is open to elementary and middle school students.

Entries can include poems, drawings, letters or anything that promotes awareness of painkiller abuse.

Students can work individually or in groups. The winning entry will be used by Morrisey in a newspaper public service advertisement. Regional winners will be displayed at the state Capitol.

The deadline for entries is April 5.

They can be mailed to the West Virginia Attorney General's Office at 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. State Capitol Building 1, Room 26-E, Charleston, WV 25305, or emailed to AGPSA.contestwvago.gov.