Alexi Delcid, of Somerville High School, with Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan

Alexi Delcid, of Somerville High School, with Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan at a ceremony at Ryan’s office in Woburn. (Photo: Middlesex Partnerships for Youth)

From Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, March 3: Alexi Delcid of Somerville High School won honorable mention in the third annual 2015 Poster Project sponsored by Middlesex Partnerships for Youth and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

More than 190 posters from middle and high school students throughout Middlesex County were submitted for the project. The winners were selected by a panel of judges that included art teachers, police officers, school administrators and staff of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth. This year’s poster contest theme was, “I’m Worth More,” emphasizing the importance of self-confidence and stressing that healthy personal relationships are based upon mutual respect, acceptance and an appreciation of the differences that make people unique.

“We will be using the posters created by these students as part of this office’s outreach campaign to other young people,” Ryan said. “When my office hosts workshops based on our ‘I’m Worth More’ theme, our message will be reinforced by the visual images on these winning posters. They encourage young people to stand up for themselves and to resist peer pressure when they are being pulled toward negative behavior which may be unsafe and even criminal.”

Tristan Khim, a student at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford, won the contest. Other students getting honorable mention certificates were Nick Rioux, of Keefe Technical High School in Framingham, and Chormrern Chan, from Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough.

The Poster Project has a companion program, the PSA Project, that is held yearly, with students in middle and high schools across the county invited to submit videos with the same theme to use as public service announcements. Information about the contest is here. The deadline to enter is May 1.

Middlesex Partnerships for Youth is a nonprofit providing prevention and intervention resources and training against youth violence, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, hate crimes and harassment to Middlesex school districts and communities. Ryan is the chairwoman of its board of directors. Information is here.