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Above, Kylie Doran’s poster shows how improperly disposed of medication impacts wildlife. At right, is Taryn O’Malley’s first place poster. O’Malley’s poster featured an anthropomorphic pill throwing away a prescription bottle. At far right is Catherine Galonis’ entry, which shows where to properly dispose of unwanted medication.

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Fifth grade students from Pittston Area Middle School participated in the Geisinger Center/Wilkes Pharmacy inaugural poster contest. Students were asked to create posters showing proper disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medications. Art teacher Aryanna Davis and health teacher Abby Wruble worked with the students. Wruble focused on how unused medication leads to opioid abuse and how improper disposal can harm wildlife and contaminate water. Davis used art to illustrate the topics. More than 160 fifth grade students took part in the contest and on May 25, winners were announced at an assembly of the fifth grade class. First place winner was Taryn O’Malley. Catherine Galonis and Kylie Doran were runners-up. The program was made possible through a grant award from Cardinal Health Foundation Geisinger Center, partnered with Wilkes University GenRX Pharmacy and the Pittston Area Leo Club.