Daisy Bobadilla and Stephanie Beltran represents San Pedro in Drug Quiz

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 12, No. 18            June 6, 2002

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Daisy Bobadilla and Stephanie Beltran

On Friday, May 31st, San Pedro School students congregated at the Lions Den to cheer for their favorite contestant of the Annual Drug Education Quiz Contest. The event was held as part of Drug Awareness Week sponsored by the National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC). Under the theme "Belizeans - Unite for a Drug Free Belize" fun and educational activities were scheduled from June 2nd - 7th in order to highlight the challenge being faced by Belizean society as they grapple with the reality of drug use and abuse. One way of emphasizing the message was through the drug education quiz contest which gives Belizean students an opportunity to answer questions regarding drug awareness.

    Students from Maestro Reyes School of Knowledge, San Pedro Roman Catholic School, Isla Bonita Elementary and St. Peter's Elementary took part in the zone eliminations. All students responded with great enthusiasm to the questions and real-life scenarios but at the end it was Daisy Bobadillo of San Pedro Roman Catholic School who took first place. Second place went to Stephanie Beltran of St. Peter's Elementary. The two students traveled to Belize City on Tuesday, June 4th where they competed against sixteen students during the district competition. After a tie-breaking round it was Tyrell Young of Pancotta Primary School in Sand Hill who was awarded first place and Nicole Hamilton of St. Ignatius School in Belize City took second place. These two students now prepare for the national competition to be held this Friday, June 7th at the Belize City Center at 9:00 a.m.

  Present for the zone eliminations in San Pedro was Karen Bodden of the NDACC; Rosario Guerrero of San Pedro Roman Catholic School and Antonio Sansorez of St. Peter's Elementary served as scorekeepers; Silvia Cucul of Isla Bonita Elementary as timekeeper and Karen Castillo of the NDACC office as the caller. Congratulations to all the participants of the 7th Annual Drug Education Quiz Contest.

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