Students Invited to Create Anti-Meth Pledge
Students in Big Island intermediate schools are being invited to take part in a friendly competition to create a pledge against the use of methamphetamine or “ice.”
The contest is sponsored by the Hawaii Police Activities League program, also known as HI-PAL, at the request of police Chief Harry Kubojiri.
The winning pledge will be used and spoken by participants before HI-PAL’s 32nd annual Winter Basketball Classic being held Dec. 26-29.
The pledge must be short, from three to five sentences long, and to the point, Kubojiri said in a statement.
It must also include the phrase “Not Even Once,” which is part of the Hawaii Meth Project’s message to Hawaii’s youth.
All interested intermediate school students are encouraged to submit a pledge submission along with their name, age, school and grade.
Pledges entries can be submitted by any of the following methods:
- Drop it off with the student’s school resource officer.
- Drop it off at the HI-PAL office in either Hilo or Kona.
- Mail it to HI-PAL Program, c/o Hawaii Police Dept., 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.
- Fax it to 933-4000.
- Email it to [email protected].
A representative of the Hawaii Police Department will recognize the winner during the Winter Basket Ball Classic’s “Skills Challenge” night on Thursday, Dec. 27.
The deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 14.
For more information, call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220.