A Chillicothe art show is one of the results of a the regional Family and Children First Councils.
A student art show at Chillicothe's Pump House Center for the Arts marked the completion of an Anti-Bullying project Friday evening.
It's a project of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH) Board and The Ross County Juvenile Court - in conjunction with the "Family and Children First" Councils in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross counties.
Designed to target 6th graders, it provided the definition of bullying, strategies to stay bully-free, and brochures for student and parents.
The students participating in the program were also eligible to participate in an art contest.
The winners of the Individual contest are: 1st place - Jessica Leslie, Waverly Jr. High, 2nd Place - Joey Brown, Everts Middle School and 3rd Place - Jordan Adams, Everts Middle School.
The winners of the Group Contest are: 1st place - Jennifer Richards and Amanda Kelley, Washington CH Middle School, 2nd Place - Skylar Elliott, Madeline King and Taylor Stevens, Hillsboro Middle School, 3rd Place - Faye Wooden, Allie Mendez, Madison Howard, Ariel Bellein and Felicity Klein, Hillsboro Middle School.
There was one Honorable Mention that went to Grace Gerber and Ali Evans, Washington CH Middle School.
Executive Director, Juni Frey commented “We all know bullying is a problem, but prior to this project we didn’t know how large the issue is. We are thrilled by the response of the students in all five of our counties and we are disappointed that Judge Richard G. Ward was unable to be here this evening to see the results from the talented students.”