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Morning Sun
  • SADD, PTO sponsor Red Ribbon Week events

  • From Oct. 22-Oct. 31, Students Against Destructive Decisions sponsored various activities in recognition of Red Ribbon Week at GHS while the PTO sponsored activities at RVH.

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  • From Oct. 22-Oct. 31, Students Against Destructive Decisions sponsored various activities in recognition of Red Ribbon Week at GHS while the PTO sponsored activities at RVH.
    Red Ribbon Week is the “oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country” and “serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.”
    To kick off Red Ribbon Week at GHS, SADD officers and members met Sunday, Oct. 21, to decorate hallways, repaint speed bumps and update the bulletin board.
    Throughout the week, students who chose to participate wore red ribbons as a symbol of their pledge to lead drug-free lives. Daily drawings also took place, and prizes were awarded to students wearing their red ribbons.
    Students also participated in a class wall decorating contest, a daily red star treasure hunt, a homeroom door decorating contest and a red clothing day, with prizes awarded for each.
    SADD members and sponsor Robyn O’Malley would like to thank the following local businesses who donated money to make these prizes possible: American Family Insurance, Breneman Auto Parts, Buck’s One Stop, Eastside Diner, ETCO, Girard National Bank, Highway Inn, Humble Real Estate, Jagged Edge, KBFI, McClelland Sanitation, NAPA, Dr. Christopher J. Paoni, Producers Cooperative Association, Shear Expression and Sonic.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, SADD officers distributed cookies, pens, pencils and pamphlets to promote awareness about drinking and driving, and on Wednesday, Oct. 31, they provided Lifesavers and Dum Dums with drug-free messages to conclude the week’s activities.
    Regarding the week, Mrs. O’Malley said, “In high school especially, when society and peer pressure entices students to make the wrong decisions, it is nice to have a week like Red Ribbon Week which is totally focused on promoting wise choices and avoiding obstacles like drugs and alcohol.”
    Red Ribbon Week at RVH began with a “Wear Red to School Day” Monday, Oct. 22. Within their classrooms, students also discussed the negative effects of drugs and alcohol, and how to live drug free lives.
    On Tuesday, students participated in a “Hats off to Being Drug Free” themed day and wore hats to school. Wednesday was crazy hair and sock day promoting the theme, “You Are Crazy If You Are Not Drug Free.”
    To end the week, on Thursday students wore their pajamas to school focusing on the theme, “Dreaming of A Drug-Free World.”
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