W.R. Myers High School student named 2017 SADD Liquor Bag contest winner

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
March 25, 2018 - 10:35am

TABER – A Grade 11 student from W.R. Myers High School was announced as Students Against Drinking and Driving Liquor Bag Design contest winner on Friday, Mar. 23

As a result, Portia Miller’s design will be featured on one million liquor bags to be distributed in liquor stores around Alberta this coming May long weekend.

The SADD Alberta Liquor Bag campaign worked with participating elementary, junior high and high schools to have students write or draw a message on a paper liquor bag on the dangers of impaired driving last November.

Miller says she wanted the piece to invoke emotion in people, but to also be interesting to look at.

“For the most part, I hope people see it because in my quote I said, ‘Yikes that could be me’. I want other people to see it and think that they don’t want to be in a situation where their world crashes down, and this is all that they’re seen as,” Miller added.

Impaired driving is the number one cause of death and injury among youth, according to SADD.

The objective of the image on the bags is meant to keep people aware of the impact one bad decision can have and serve as a deterrent to drinking and driving over the holiday weekend.

The full list of winners can be found here

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