With the help of community sponsors, The Coalition presented scholarships to six outstanding Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars. The six Drug-Free All Stars were selected for their commitment to promoting a drug-free lifestyle to their community and their involvement in the program throughout the year. The 2020-2021 Drug-Free All Stars went above and beyond to promote a drug-free lifestyle to their community through an unprecedented year. The All Stars used many different resources to share drug-free message this year, including social media posts, podcasts, videos, and school presentations. The six Drug-Free All Stars selected to receive a scholarship were Emma Airington, graduate of Hudson High School; Jazmine Jamison, graduate of Hudson High School; Dulce Velasquez, graduate of Lufkin High School; Natalie Lopez, graduate of Diboll High School; Julissa Montoya, graduate of Diboll High School; and Madilyn Simmons, graduate of Pineywoods Community Acadmey. Thank you to the community partners who made these scholarships possible: Southside Bank; Southwood Drive Animal Clinic; Charanza Law Firm; Morgan Insurance/Bartlett, Baggett, & Shands; KSWP/KAVX; Contractor’s Supplies, Inc.; Carroway Funeral Home; Whataburger/GVCS; and East Texas Asphalt. Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Drug-Free All Stars for all their accomplishments and best of luck in their future endeavors.
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.
The Coalition awarded six Drug-Free All Stars with scholarships for their outstanding service and commitment to a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free life. From left to right: Emma Airington, sponsored by Whataburger/GVCS; Madilyn Simmons, sponsored by Southside Bank and Southwood Drive Animal Clinic; Dulce Velasquez, sponsored by KSWP/KAVX and Contractor’s Supplies, Inc.; Jazmine Jamison, sponsored by Charanza Law Firm; Julissa Montoya, sponsored by East Texas Asphalt; and Natalie Lopez, sponsored by Carroway Funeral Home and Morgan Insurance/Bartlett, Baggett and Shands.
Natalie Lopez- Natalie Lopez, graduate of Diboll High School, with her scholarship from Carroway Funeral Home and Morgan Insurance/Bartlett, Baggett, and Shands. Pictured with Ben Bartlett.
Madilyn Simmon- Madilyn Simmons, graduate of Pineywoods Community Academy, with her scholarship from Southside Bank and Southwood Drive Animal Clinic. Pictured with Cassidy Kirkland from Southside Bank.
Julissa Montoya- Julissa Montoya, graduate of Diboll High School, with Melissa Willis, East Texas Asphalt.
Dulce Velasquez- Dulce Velasquez, graduate of Lufkin High School, with Michelle Ross, KSWP/KAVX and Randy Batten, Contractor’s Supplies, Inc.
Jazmine Jamison- Jazmine Jamison, graduate of Hudson High School, with Al Charanza, Charanza Law Firm.
Emma Airington- Emma Airington, graduate of Hudson High School, with Maci Dover, Whataburger/GVCS.