Breanna Ellison learned about Sobriety Rocks while researching scholarships during her senior year at Ellis High School. “Epiphany Disregarded/Go Forth” emerged from her experience with individuals suffering from alcohol dependency. Breanna will attend the University of Kansas in the fall where she will study music performance and music composition. (That is Breanna singing and playing the piano). Hear more of her music: http://www.myspace.com/breannaellison
Elizabeth Kraushar was a senior at Derby High School when she entered the Sobriety Rocks contest encouraged by her creative writing teacher, Mr. Jacobs. Elizabeth’s story, “The Longest Vigil,” is about a worried mother waiting up late for her daughter to return. Elizabeth said her story idea came from her own household where her mother always stays up until the kids get home. Elizabeth will attend Kansas State University in the fall where she plans to major in creative writing.
Sherissa Callarman was a freshman at Neodesha High School taking her first year of art classes when she entered Sobriety Rocks. She saw a contest poster hanging in her school and decided to use her developing artistic talents. The pencil drawing titled “Self-Destruction” shows a despondent teen inside an empty bottle. Sherissa’s comment on her subject was, “he did it to himself.” She will continue taking art classes when she returns to Neodesha High in the fall.
Justine Gruen was a senior at Blue Valley North High School in Leawood, Kansas when she entered Sobriety Rocks encouraged by her broadcast teacher, Mrs. Njegovan. She will attend the University of Kansas this fall and is considering majoring in mass media/broadcast technology. Justine said, “I got the ideas for my video out of my own feelings against alcohol. I know too many people who have looked to alcohol as a way to escape from their problems and it really saddens me, I just wanted to spread the truth.”