The Drug-Free All Stars of Angelina County, funded by a grant from TxDOT, are a group of high school seniors that serve as role models for the community by living an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free life. The Drug-Free All Stars recently completed their annual event, Project Sticker Shock. The Project Sticker Shock campaign is aimed at preventing underage drinking and is partially funded from a grant from the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation. The 43 Drug-Free All Stars stickered 26 grocery and convenience stores throughout Angelina County to help prevent underage alcohol use.
The Coalition Inc. and the Drug-Free All Stars would like to thank Brookshire Brothers, La Michoacana Meat Market, Hernandez Grocery, Big’s convenience stores, and Coleman’s convenience store for participating in this year’s Project Sticker Shock.
The Coalition hopes Project Sticker Shock makes the community aware of the dangers of underage drinking. Research shows that teens who start drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop substance dependence later in life than those who wait to drink until age 21 or older.
Central High School Drug-Free All Star, Leonardo Jacobo, commented “I believe that Project Sticker Shock is important because it’s a way that youth are able to educate about the dangers and consequences of purchasing alcohol for minors.”
Pictured are attendees at the Project Sticker Shock Press Conference earlier this month. From left to right are Rachel Farrell and Melissa Crager, Brookshire Brothers Corp.; Serena Holland, Angelina County Sheriff’s Office; Marla Garcia, Hudson Drug-Free All Star; Hailey Christian, Hudson Drug-Free All Star; Lauren Boulware, Central Drug-Free All Star; Gabe Kerr, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star; Jose Velasquez, Hudson Drug-Free All Star; Dalton Currie, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star; Rosina Camarillo, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star; Valeria Jacobo, Central Drug-Free All Star; Board Member Maci Dover, Whataburger/GVCS; Board Member Jennifer Baldauf, Angelina College; Allison Shaver, Central Drug-Free All Star; Reina Rodriguez, Central Drug-Free All Star; Board Member Breanna Murphy, St. Luke’s Memorial; Madison Morehouse, Central Drug-Free All Star; Board Member Jeff Walker, Stubblefield Learning Center; Teresita Santoyo, Central Drug-Free All Star; Leo Jacobo, Central Drug-Free All Star; Carolina Lopez, The Coalition; Margarita Ramos, Central Drug-Free All Star; Sonia Smith, The Coalition; Board Member Kim Simmons, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas; and Fabian Cordero, Central Drug-Free All Star. Also pictured and in attendance are representatives from Texas Department of Transportation.
Pictured From left to right: Grace Dixon, Central Drug-Free All Star; Angel Carrillo, Central Drug-Free All Star; Joseph Bridges, Zavalla Drug-Free All Star; Chancy Dodd, Huntington Drug-Free All Star; Avery Neal, Huntington Drug-Free All Star; Mariah Figgs, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star; and Fenley McCullough, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star. Group pictured after stickering at Huntington Brookshire Brothers.
Suriyah Beamon, Pineywoods Community Academy Drug-Free All Star, places a sticker
on a package at a local Big’s store.
Lufkin Drug-Free All Stars Mia Sandoval and Mallory Butler place stickers at a local Broookshire Brothers store.
From left to right are Mallory Butler, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star; Mia Sandoval, Lufkin Drug-Free All Star; Leonardo Carreon, Diboll Drug-Free All Star; Brianna Castro, Diboll Drug-Free All Star; and Kayla Palomino, Diboll Drug-Free All Star. Students pictured before stickering at Diboll Brookshire Brothers store.
Since 1988, The Coalition has focused on eliminating the use of harmful substances by affecting public policy, laws, attitudes and behaviors, all in an effort to foster healthy life-long choices for the local community. For more information about the Drug-Free All Star program, contact Abby Baker at The Coalition at 936-634-9308.