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ROCKINGHAM — A nonprofit alcohol and drug counseling center wants to recognize an individual who has worked to prevent drug abuse in Richmond, Anson, Hoke and Moore counties.

Alcohol and Drug Services is accepting nominations for the Enrique Camarena Award. The honor is named for Enrique (Kiki) Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985.

Camarena believed that one person would make a difference. His sacrifice serves as a catalyst to encourage others to make a visible commitment to eradicating drug abuse from homes, schools, communities and nation, according to the group.

Nominees should share Camarena’s belief that one person can make a difference.

Nominees must:

• Be an individual, not the whole corporation or organization

• Be a professional, volunteer, community activist or pastor

• Be a positive role model, committed to a healthy lifestyle

• Have made an outstanding contribution in the field of drug, violence, gang prevention


-Nominations must be submitted with an ADS nomination form.

-Nominations may be made by a person or an organization.

-Nominations should have one or two lines regarding the person’s community achievements

-Give specific achievements, such as promoting new programs, community events

Before a nomination can be considered, a person must receive two or more nominations. Those nominated will be notified by the employees of Alcohol and Drug Services beginning in October.

Mail nominations by Sept. 30 to Brenda David at Alcohol and Drug Services, 200 E. Green St., Suite A, Rockingham, NC 28379. Nominations can also be emailed to bdavid@adsyes.org.

For more information, call 910-997-7105, extension 2.

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