Naomi Aclin presented with prize for winning substance abuse prevention poster

Girl wearing face mask holding poster
Naomi Aclin is the grand prize winner in the ADAC Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Contest.

On Nov. 18, representatives from the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County visited sixth grader Naomi Aclin, grand prize winner in the 2020 ADAC Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Design Contest in the Spanish category.

Last spring, Naomi was named the top winner as a fifth grade student in Amanda Tirado’s class, right before the pandemic forced schools to close. ADAC Prevention Coordinator MaryAlice Kovatch presented Naomi with her prize money and a framed copy of her award-winning poster. Also in attendance were Lauren Savino, Orange County Stop DWI Program Educator; Rebecca Hulse, ADAC Program Assistant; Robert Hoover, Goshen Intermediate School Art Teacher; and Amanda Tirado, Naomi’s fifth grade teacher.

Naomi’s poster design was selected from more than 1,300 posters created by classmates from throughout Orange County. This year’s contest theme for grades 1-6 was “I am the Best Me When I am Drug Free.”

Naomi is the Goshen Intermediate School’s first grand prize winner in the poster contest since 2006, when former student Lee Bush was awarded the same prize.

Girl and woman hold poster together, man stands to the side.
MaryAlice Kovatch, ADAC Prevention Coordinator, presents Naomi Aclin with a framed copy of her grand prize winning poster with Art Teacher Robert Hoover.