VIP Youth Poster Campaign unveiling August 12

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By The Staff

Bullitt County youth who model a drug-free life will be recognized at a poster unveiling Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway.

These VIP’s will autograph copies of their poster for the public at the unveiling.

Nominated youths wrote an essay and were interviewed prior to the selection by a panel of community, civic and business leaders. Youth selected for posters exemplify a stand against harmful substances in their lives.

Jaime Goldsmith, Safe Schools Coordinator for Bullitt County Public Schools, helped organize the project and had praise for the poster pupils.

“These students are an outstanding example of Bullitt County and Bullitt County Public Schools. It has been a privilege to work with each of them,” she said.

Patty Gregory of Bullitt County Partners in Prevention said, “It was great being able to focus on the positive aspect of youth in Bullitt County. These students are a positive example of how Bullitt County students can be successful and lead alcohol, tobacco and drug-free lives.”

Each youth was photographed depicting how they wanted to be perceived by the public. Images were then reproduced on posters with the students’ philosophies. Publishers Printing Company of Shepherdsville generously donated material and time to create the posters which will be distributed to local schools and businesses.

The VIP Youth Poster Campaign was sponsored by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention with collaboration from Bullitt County Public Schools.

Bullitt County Partners in Prevention are caring involved citizens working to create a safe and healthy environment through comprehensive prevention services and reducing substance abuse among Bullitt County youth and families.

Bullitt County Public Schools has nearly 13,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12. There are 25 school facilities, a certified staff of over 900 and a classified staff of over 850 working every school day to make the district the leader in educational excellence.