Friday, November 12, 2010
PARENTS:GIVE YOUR KIDS A SHOT AT A WRITING EXERCISE WHERE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN MONEY FOR THEIR WORDS; ALANO CLUB SPONSORS A WRITING CONTEST
And Don’t Miss “Mrs. Right,” Last Day Offs First Video on You Tube filmed at San Pedro High School.
The San Pedro Alano Club has launched an essay writing contest about “why I choose to live drug free” in which students have a chance to win cash prizes.
Because the club helps people recover from drugs, officials there said they wanted to reach out to youngsters to think about the choices they make before trying any illegal substances that could harm them. The contest is open to students from first to 12th grade.
All entries are due Nov. 30.
Bob Ahl, the general manger and director of the club, said the suggested topic about “why I choose to live drug free,” should run 500 words or less and that the writing will be based on creativity, originality and “adherence to the theme,” rather than spelling and punctuation.
Cash prizes will be awarded: first place will receive $300, second place, $150 and third place, $75. Non-cash prizes will be give to all finalists.
Club officials decided to do the contest in support of October’s Red Ribbon week, which honors DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Carmarena, who was killed in 1985 during his battle against drugs with the Mexican cartel.
All entries must include student’s name, address, age, school, grade, phone number and email. Winning essays will be posted at the club, on its website and on its face book.
Or mail to: San Pedro Alano Club, 2001 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731 and must be postmarked no later than Nov. 30.
LAST DAY OFF
Wolf Bradley and his band, Last Day Off, posted their first video the group has produced. I suspect we’ll see many more. Check this out. The setting is San Pedro High School.