Ridgeview Elementary School student Brianna Burkett gets a hug from her principal, Julie Baker, as she receives a new laptop computer Thursday at McDonald’s. She won the computer for selling 331 tickets to the Substance Abuse Prevention Program’s 2009 pancake breakfast.

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Ridgeview Elementary School student Brianna Burkett gets a hug from her principal, Julie Baker, as she receives a new laptop computer Thursday at McDonald’s. She won the computer for selling 331 tickets to the Substance Abuse Prevention Program’s 2009 pancake breakfast.

Students awarded prizes for SAPP efforts

Top ticket-sellers:

Brianna Burkett: 331 tickets — won a laptop computer

Tane Otis: 280 tickets — won a laptop computer

Hunter Beckett: 150 tickets — won a bicycle

Isiaih Huber: 100 tickets — won a bicycle

Alissa Flannery: 80 tickets — won an iPod

$20 prize winners

(more than 20 tickets sold):

Skyler Dean

Kacie Wheeler

Mikayla Quinn

Kaytlin Herring

Shaeli Hatten

Ethn Jacobson

Jerzy Landa

Mckayla Hampton

Britney Lloyd

Kerri Relaford

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Isiaih Huber wheels his new bike that he won for selling tickets to the Substance Abuse Prevention Program’s 2009 pancake breakfast. The breakfast raised $6,400 to fund programs that provide safe alternatives to drugs and alcohol.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program only has one chance each year to raise funds for scholarships and after-school programs.

The 2009 SAPP pancake breakfast raised $6,400 to help provide students with safe, alternative options to using drugs and alcohol.

Third- through sixth-grade students were responsible for selling tickets to the breakfast and received prizes during a Thursday morning ceremony at McDonald’s for their efforts.

Brianna Burkett sold 331 tickets, at $3 each, and received a laptop computer. Tane Otis, the next highest ticket seller, at 280 tickets, also won a laptop.

Hunter Beckett (150 tickets sold) and Isiaih Huber (100 tickets) won new bicycles, and Alissa Flannery (80 tickets) received an iPod.

Ten other students won $20 cash prizes for each selling more than 20 tickets.

The funds raised by the event will go to three $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and for after-school programs at the elementary schools.

SAPP also pays for after-prom activities and other activities that might help prevent substance abuse in the community.

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