Kingston student winner at state level

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Kingston Elementary School fifth-grader Conard Belitz and his parents, John and Emily Belitz, are accompanied by Jack Allen, Tennessee Elks Drug Awareness Program chairman, and Mike Randolph, Oak Ridge Elks Lodge exalted ruler, as Conard is presented with honors from the Elks Drug Awareness Program and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition.

Conard is the state winner of the Elks Drug Awareness poster contest.

He received a plaque and $50 Visa gift card for his “Just Don’t Do It” poster entry.

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs.

One of the largest volunteer drug awareness programs in the United States, it relies on state, district and Lodge volunteers to promote a drug-free lifestyle.