Students honored during town hall meeting


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  • Hopatcong students honored at the meeting for their PSA entries with Hopatcong Mayor Sylvia Petillo.



— The pride and excitement were palpable as the students, parents and other supporters came together on April 24 during the Center for Prevention and Counseling’s third annual Hopatcong Town Hall Meeting addressing underage drinking.

Hopatcong’s Mayor Sylvia Petillo, police officer Bob Haffner, and teachers were just some of the 100 people who came out to honor Hopatcong students whose public service announcement entries were selected to be part of CFPC’s What’s Your Anti-Drug and Alcohol Awareness Month positive social media campaigns.

Attendees also came out to hear and support Eldina Kucevic and Samatha Egbert, who are Hopatcong High School students and Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High Risk Drinking Youth Task Force members, as they led Too Smart to Start, an interactive program addressing underage drinking.

The excited chatter that filled the room upon attendees’ arrival came to a halt as Petillo welcomed guests. The speakers that followed, Eldina and Samantha, Officer Haffner, and Tina Thompson and Becky Carlson from CFPC, held the audience’s attention as well as they spoke about underage drinking from a local perspective, laws related to alcohol, trends and consequences, and solutions.

Petillo also presented each PSA winner with a certificate in acknowledgement of their hard work and healthy choices.

The message was heard loud and clear by all in attendance that underage drinking is not inevitable.

For more information on how you can help prevent underage drinking visit www.centerforprevention.org or call the Center for Prevention and Counseling at 973-383-4787.



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