One local teenager was honored Friday for her efforts to help other teens stay drug free.
Wheeling Park High School sophomore Shayla McFarland was selected as a winner of an annual drug prevention and awareness sponsored by Drug Free Clubs of America.
McFarland produced a video titled “Become the Solution.” It takes a look at the impact of different types of drugs and there effect on different people.
She was awarded a $500 scholarship which was presented to her Friday afternoon by United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld.
“I feel it has many benefits to me and it is definitely a reason to say no to drugs,” McFarland.
Cedar Sands of Magnolia High School was also named a scholarship winner. There were a total of four winners for this year’s contest.
Each winner’s school will receive an additional $250 to celebrate within school awards and prizes.