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Tewksbury Resident Honored by District Attorney Marian Ryan

The Shawsheen Tech student received honorable mention out of more than 100 posters entered in the Middlesex County contest.

Photo Courtesy of the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
Photo Courtesy of the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
A Tewksbury resident was one of four area students honored by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan for her work in a poster contest themed "CommUnity Involves You."

Elizabeth Medeiros was given honorable mention for her poster titled "Volunteer for Others and You." Medeiros, a Tewksbury resident, is a student at Shawsheen Technical High School.

The "CommUnity Involves You" theme was designed to encourage students to be engaged and active members of their school and community.

Greater Lowell Technical High School student Melissa Medina won the contest, while Danielle Marcinkewich of Tyngsboro and Eriberto Ruiz Jr. of Greater Lowell Technical High School were also named honorable mention.

“I am continually impressed by the work of Middlesex County students when we solicit entries for our poster and PSA projects,” said Ryan in an announcement of the winners.

A total 131 students submitted 131 posters from across Middlesex County for the contest. According to Ryan's office, the winner and three honorable mentions were selected by a panel of judges that included Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth staff, art teachers, police officers, and school administrators.

Medina's winning entry will be distributed to every middle and high school in the county, and featured in programs, events, and other venues for the District Attorney's Office and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

“The quality of the work is amazing and the messages are engaging, and creative. Students communicating directly with their peers is one of the best preventative and intervention tools to affect change," said Ryan. "Whether the message is to improve school culture, combat bullying, end substance abuse or address violence bringing students into that conversation is an effective way to motivate and change the behavior of all students.”

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