District Drug Awareness Speech Contest
The Drug Awareness Speech Contest is an annual competition allowing student participants the opportunity to research, organize and deliver an oral presentation on a given topic related to Drug or Substance abuse. Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our Nation, exacting more than $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. Participation in the contest allows the students to explore the issues around drug abuse and addiction, and offer creative and viable solutions. The scholarship award for the winner of this contest is $1,000. The runner-up will receive $500.
Topic for the 2017-2018 Year
“Risk Factors and Why Teens Use Drugs and Alcohol”
“Biological and Environmental Factors Associated with Drugs and Alcohol: What you should know.” Explore the types of biological and environmental factors parents can watch for to figure out if their child is at greater risk for substance abuse and steps they can take to address a child’s drug and alcohol abuse issues.
Eligibility, Application Process and Rules
The Drug Awareness Speech Contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Scholarship awards must be collected no later than two (2) years following the recipient’s graduation from High School and are made directly to the school. The participant must complete the application form. Students may download this from the links below, fill them out in Adobe Reader and submit them according to the rules for the contest. Any questions should be directed to the Contest Coordinator.
Contest to be held at 3rd Cabinet Meeting in Bay City, Texas on January 27, 2018.
Deadline to have your report in is January 7, 2018.
Drug Awareness Chairperson
Lion Binita Shrestha
1020 Rand Lane #728 Stafford, TX 77477
Download Application, Rules and Code of Conduct for the Drug Awareness Speech Contest