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Red Ribbon Week at Wallace Middle School
Wed, November 19, 2014
“Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was the Wallace Middle School Red Ribbon theme this year. Students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by dressing in red. Students promoted the rest of Red Ribbon Week by participating in various themed activities.
The themes were “Stand Together Against Drugs-Twin Day”, “Drugs Are Ridiculous-Wacky, Tacky Day”, “Drugs Can’t Find Me- Camouflage Day”, and “Have the Power to Say No-Super Hero Day”. Students pledged to be drug free on the morning and afternoon announcements and signed pledge cards to be entered for a prize drawing each day. On Thursday, Sheriff Newman, Major Byron Ashbrook, and Deputy Travis Turner gave presentations to the students about making the decision now NOT to do drugs. They covered facts about drug addiction and how meth is the most addictive drug out right now. Deputy Turner also used his K9 officer to do a demonstration on how the dog reacts when she finds drugs in public.
Red Ribbon Week came into existence after the tragic death of Drug Enforcement Special Agent, Kiki Camarena. Camarena was abducted, tortured, and brutally murdered while in Mexico investigating drug traffickers. Friends and family started the movement to honor him by wearing red ribbons. The red ribbon is now the symbol of the fight against drug abuse.
Students and teachers enjoyed the week of activities while promoting awareness of such an important cause. Special thanks to the PTA for helping to provide supplies for the week.