During their June 3 meeting, Montgomery County Commissioners recognized three local high schoolers who won the Opioid Overdose Awareness Billboard Contest, writes Rachel Ravina for The Reporter.
While the students were not present in person during the meeting, their creations were spotlighted by Neda Soltani, Montgomery County’s opioid use disorder coordinator.
The focus of the competition that was open to all Montgomery County high school students was “representing opioid use prevention,” said Soltani.
Overall, 29 creations were submitted.
Colby Seelig, a senior at North Penn High School placed first.
Ryan Phan, a freshman at Methacton High School, won second place, while Alison Feight, a junior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, came in third.
The winning designs are now featured on digital billboards, bus shelters, and posters throughout Montgomery County. The marketing campaign is more prominent in “hotspots” like Norristown and Pottstown.
Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairwoman Val Arkoosh gave a “huge thanks to these students for keeping their eye on this very important issue, and I hope that this artwork continues to inspire lots of young people and many many others to get help if they need it.”
Read more about the Opioid Overdose Awareness Billboard contest in The Reporter.