From the Hawaii County Police Department:
The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) held its second annual “Meth Pledge” competition for middle school students. More than 80 entries were received and a panel of judges selected the winning entry.
Bohdi Amar from Kohala Middle School submitted the winning entry: “I pledge not to do meth. Not now, not tomorrow, not ever. I will live a healthy life and help others to not do meth.”
This pledge will be featured on the back of the shirts given to all the competitors.
The writer of the winning pledge will be recognized on December 27 at the HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic “Skills Challenge” held at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, where all of the attendees will be invited to take the pledge against meth.
The Hawaiʻi Police Department thanks all the students who took the time and submitted their entries. We encourage them to try again next year.
For more information about the HI-PAL Winter Basketball Classic, please call Officer Joseph Botelho at 961-2220.