Radford students share consequences of underage drinking in art contest

“What Do You Throw Away When You Drink?”

Students at Dalton Intermediate and Radford High School were recently invited to participate in an art contest sponsored by the Radford Youth-Adult Partnership (RYAP), with support from a grant through Virginia ABC. Students were asked to depict the outcomes of either positive or negative choices regarding underage alcohol use.

The winning entry from each school is currently being featured in ads airing on WDBJ 7 and WZBJ 24. Winners were selected by RYAP members during their virtual meeting on May 7.

Jackson Fuhrer, a senior at Radford High School, was selected as the winner of the high school division. Kaitlin Potter, a 7th grader at Dalton Intermediate, was chosen as the winner of the middle school division.

Thanks and congratulations to each of the participants! (Scroll down to see all of our entries.) We also want to thank Kristy Bryant, art teacher at Dalton Intermediate, for her cooperation and support with helping us conduct the art contest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mission of the Radford Youth-Adult Partnership (RYAP) is to coordinate communication and collaboration among representatives of all sectors of the City, including youth, to make Radford a safe and healthy community. RYAP meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. and are open to interested members of the community.

To learn more, visit the RYAP Facebook page.