Hawaii Meth Project Getting Message Across, Teen To Teen

Hawaii Meth Project’s recent “Break the Ice” art contest attracted dozens of entries from middle and high school students across the state, and it earned recognition for five Castle High School teens.

Castle freshman Jade Young took first place in the Sticker Design category for her entry, “Prevent the Addiction”; junior Miguel Ryan Antonio placed third among grades 10-12 in Traditional/Digital art for his “Keep Your Brain”; and freshman Jada Harris won the People’s Choice Award for “Meth Lab Monsters.”


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Castle High freshman Jade Young took first place in the Sticker Design category for her ‘Prevent the Addiction’ entry. Images from Hawaii Meth Project.

Honorable mentions in Sticker Design went to freshman Rachel Rulona for “Trigger” and senior Jhiana Gomes for “Don’t Get Meth Mouth.”

The nonprofit Hawaii Meth Project (HMP) participated in National Meth Week Nov. 30-Dec. 7 by sponsoring the contest, which was aimed at communicating the risks of methamphetamines and providing a venue for teenagers to be recognized for their artistic ability while learning about the harmful effects of the drug.

“The artistic talent and commitment to meth prevention that our local teens display truly shine through in the entries that we received,” said HMP executive director David Earles, a Kailua resident and past president of the Kailua Chamber of Commerce.

“This contest empowers youths and allows them to become powerful advocates for the Hawaii Meth Project’s ‘Not Even Once’ message.”

For more information on the local campaign, visit the website hawaiimethproject.org.