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Students rally to ‘White Out Meth’

(Photo courtesy of Hawaii Meth Project)

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The “White Out Meth” rally last week at Waiakea High School, which was planned by 11th grader Kayla Yamada of the Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council, kicked off a series of Hawaii Meth Project activities across the state to honor National Meth Awareness Day on Nov. 30.

The Warriors of Waiakea came together to host this awareness event that included games, trivia, a photo booth, and a pledge and mural created by Hilo aerosol artist Derek Ishii. DJ Frizel was also on site to provide music and Mayor Billy Kenoi acknowledged the great work of these students and the importance of raising awareness about the dangers of methamphetamine.

The pledge and mural will be featured in the “Take a Stand Against Meth” art display Jan. 8-March 22, 2013 and at Honolulu Hale (City Hall) March 25-April 12, 2013.

The “Take a Stand Against Meth” art contest is a statewide initiative designed to leverage the creativity and passion of Hawaii’s youth to communicate the risks associated with methamphetamine use.

The contest challenges Hawaii teens, ages 13 to 18, to create original works of art inspired by content from the website MethProject.org, a definitive source of information about the highly addictive drug and its social, mental, and physical impact.

The contest’s first-place winner will be awarded an Apple iPad and the runner-up will receive an Apple iPod Touch.

To learn more about “Take a Stand Against Meth” or to enter, visit www.MethProject.org/action/haw…

National Meth Awareness Day, recognized annually Nov. 30, plays an important role in highlighting efforts to increase awareness and decrease demand of this highly addictive and dangerous drug. The Hawaii Meth Project’s core message, “Not Even Once,” speaks to the highly addictive nature of Meth.

The Hawaii Meth Project is a non-profit organization that implements large-scale, research-based campaigns and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state.

Central to its integrated campaigns is MethProject.org — a definitive source for information about Meth for teens. The Hawaii Meth Project is affiliated with the Meth Project, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., aimed at significantly reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.

— Find out more:
www.HawaiiMethProject.org

(Photo courtesy of Hawaii Meth Project)

(Photo courtesy of Hawaii Meth Project)

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