A city fourth grader received recognition for producing a folder design that promotes sports and discourage youth drug use.
Tasmim Ahmed, a student at School 27, was among 3,000 New Jersey fourth graders to show off their artistic skills as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s fourth grade folder contest.
Ahmed was one of 32 to receive recognition for her folder design last Tuesday at the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. All 32 fourth grade finalists received medals for their creative works focused on the theme, “Fun Things to Do Instead of Drugs.”
Ahmed’s folder tells young people to play football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. “Play whatever sport but always say no to substance abuse!” says the caption on her folder.
“These young students have set tremendous examples for their peers to follow,” said Angelo Valente (pictured with Ahmed), executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “Their creative artwork has delivered a strong message to themselves, fellow students, teachers and parents about the importance of enjoying a healthy, drug-free life.”