Congratulations to the following 2017 Lackawanna/ Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Holiday Poster Contest winners.

Seventh grade Calendar Contest winners are: First place Robert Wall, Honorable Mention Rogemarie Navarrrete, Certificate of Recognition Josh Tierney.

The High School Holiday Poster Contest winners are: Certificates of Recognition Awards -Alyssa Quinn, Haley Mulea, Emma Zieminski, Kristina Gorel, and Caroline Kilgallon; Honororable Mention awards- Steve Martin and Hailey Van Leuven; 2nd Place-Emily Daley; and 1st place winner Jordan Molinaro.

Jordan's artwork will be displayed on billboards throughout Lackawanna County during the Holiday Season.

Mrs. Carol Vitzakovitch is the Art teacher and advisor for the Art Club at Carbondale Area.

I’m speaking with Jordan Molinaro, currently in Grade 9 at Carbondale Area.

I asked her how she felt about being selected to have her artwork on a billboard and she said, “I was really excited to hear that I won.

“I didn’t expect it but it was a pleasant surprise. I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember so it’s an honor to see my passion turned into a reality.”

I also asked her to describe what her painting looked like and she replied, “It was a photo of a dog and the message said “We’re waiting for you at home. Stay sober.””