S.J. teens describe addiction, lives turned around, through anti-drug song contest


(Courier Post, April 25) Three teen songwriters from South Jersey’s Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties are finalists in the “Shout Down Drugs” contest hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. Thirty-two teens from across the state entered the contest, which is held each year.

The high schoolers – James Garofolo, Shawn Fletcher and Zon’ya Lanier – will perform their anti-drug rap songs live before judges and an audience during a free concert on April 27 at Daytop New Jersey in Mendham.  The judges will choose first and second place winners, and third place will be chosen by online voters. Top prize: $10,000 in music contracts with Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. Read more.