The winners of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition
(DFC) poster contest can see their work on display at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka.
The six winning posters, which were decided in the spring, will be featured in different spots in the park during the fall season. Digital versions of the pieces are part of the rotating Six Flags TV content that broadcasts throughout the park. On a recent Tuesday, for instance, visitors in line for Batman: The Ride were treated to a visual lesson about the dangers of e-cigarettes, courtesy of 2019 Eureka High
graduate Alexis Jesse.
Jesse won first place in the high school division of the poster contest in the spring, and Eureka High's Joshua Kummer and Jackson Blackwell took second and third, respectively. Lauren Secoy, Lily Belknap and Brooke Thoele, all of Selvidge Middle
, took first, second and third in the middle school division. All of their works are part of the rotation at Six Flags.
"When students participate in creating anti-drug messaging, it impacts their decision to stay away from drugs and alcohol later on," said Rockwood DFC Project Coordinator Lili Schliesser.