The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.
Congratulations to 2013 VMAC Scholarship Award
We are pleased to announce that VHS Senior Gabriela Latimer was selected to receive the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) Scholarship Award for 2013.
The scholarship is awarded to a VHS Senior who has participated in either STARS, Heroes and Cool Kids, or Peer Leadership and submits a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that addresses an issue facing Verona’s youth.
Gabi’s video PSA on Prom Night “Make it a Memory, Not a Regret” is clearly outstanding as is her two-year commitment to Peer Leadership.
You can view Gabi’s video on YouTube by clicking here.
Parents Who Host…Lose the Most
VMAC wants to remind parents that New Jersey law holds you legally accountable if alcohol is served to underage persons in your home. New Jersey Law states that the legal age for purchase, possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage is 21 years of age or older. Although it is legal for parents to to choose to serve their own children on their property, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to others under the age of 21. The maximum penalty is $1000 fine and 6 months in jail.
2013 Family Night Poster Contest Winners
Each year, we ask the students of HBW Middle School to submit their own designs for Family Night Poster. The winners have their designs made into the official posters for Family Night. This year’s winners were HBW students Busra Anil, Kayla Golebieski, and Jasmine Mickens.
VHS – Heroes & Cool Kids Update
Heroes and Cool Kids is a program that utilizes the services of current and former professional athletes whose personal life experiences enable them to train high school student leaders to mentor middle school students on important life skills.
On Thursday, October 18th, the new members took to the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee Ropes Course to get to know each other and to work on their own leadership and problem solving skills. The morning consisted of various team building activities where groups had to work together and compete. The afternoon, students used various low elements on the course to complete tasks in small groups. The culminating activity was for the group to get all 48 students over “The Wall”.
Click here to see more photos of the event.