Local fifth grader wins art contest
Published: November 22, 2012
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VALLEY VIEW - Hegins-Hubley fifth grader Ashley Maroldt, has been selected as a winner for the Office of Attorney General's Drug Free Calendar Contest.
The 11 year-old's artwork was selected from more than 1,500 entries and will be featured as the month of January in the 2013 calendar.
"I like to draw," said Ashley. "I have an iPod and I use it all the time and that's how I came up with my idea for my poster."
The poster depicts an iPod and two speakers with the words 'Drugs - I don't have an app for that.'
Ashley says she was notified earlier this month that she was a winner and she was very surprised.
"I draw all the time, but I never thought my artwork would be chosen as a winning piece," said Ashley, who is the daughter of Jewel and Richard Maroldt, of Hegins.
Ashley, her parents and her teacher are invited to join Linda L. Kelly, attorney general, for a luncheon to honor her and the other contest winners on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at noon in the 16th floor conference room of the Office Attorney General at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg.
The 2013 calendar will be unveiled at the luncheon and will be provided to each family and teacher.
At the luncheon, Ashley will be presented with a U.S. Savings Bond in the amount of $200. Arrangements will also be made for the contest winners to tour the Pennsylvania Capitol building.
"I strongly believe that the key in preventing drug abuse is educating and encouraging kids live a drug-free life," said Attorney General Kelly.