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Drug Quiz Show in running for $25K Pepsi grant

 Drug Quiz Show, formerly sponsored by Eckerd and Rite-Aid, is seeking a new sponsor to save the program. The show, brought to the students in middle-schools across the state, is a buzzer-style competition among students. The questions range from the technical aspects of hallucinogens, depressants and alcohol to social topics including decision-making, conflict-resolution and self-esteem.

Drug Quiz Show, formerly sponsored by Eckerd and Rite-Aid, is seeking a new sponsor to save the program. The show, brought to the students in middle-schools across the state, is a buzzer-style competition among students. The questions range from the technical aspects of hallucinogens, depressants and alcohol to social topics including decision-making, conflict-resolution and self-esteem.

— Meidenbauer has been writing grants to find funding while actively seeking a new sponsor. A national grant program through Pepsi’s Refresh Everything has put the Drug Quiz Show in the running for a $25,000 grant, though. The proposal for the program, which seeks to supply grant money to groups who have an idea to better the community, was accepted and placed on the national site. For the month of December, people can vote on the best idea to receive the money. The top 15 voted-ideas will receive the funds.

“We were very happy to be chosen to be on the site,” she said. “People definitely have a lot of choice for what they’re voting for.”

People can vote one time per day through the website, and one time per day through a text message.

“That option literally takes four seconds,” Meidenbauer said.

The Drug Quiz Show, as of Sunday Dec. 11, was in 56th place. Voting ends Dec. 31.

“I hope to re-engage the community in the Drug Quiz Show,” Meidenbauer said. “People don’t want to see us go away just because we have no money.”

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