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DENVER — Four Colorado middle schools have won some big money for their participation in a recent youth marijuana prevention challenge.

The challenge encourages students to prioritize personal goals over marijuana use.

The Department of Public Health and Environment gave four schools $10,000 each for their participation.

The winning schools are Options Middle School in Littleton, Prairie Heights Middle School in Evans, Vikan Middle School in Brighton and Vineland Middle School in Pueblo.

Sixty-two middle schools statewide participated in the challenge.