Red Ribbon Week

A poster put up in the hallway by our Leadership class to spread awareness for Red Ribbon Week.

Steven Smith

A poster put up in the hallway by our Leadership class to spread awareness for Red Ribbon Week.

Steven Smith, Reporter

On Monday, October 24, Red Ribbon Week officially began. Red Ribbon Week is a week that promotes the absence of drugs. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon Foundation has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. It began in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, which angered parents and youth in communities across the country. So, people began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. Monday leadership played music in the quad during lunch, and Tuesday a photo booth was set up during lunch where people were taking pictures with their friends. On Friday, many people wore red to support the cause. 

The use of drugs is a major problem, that it is affecting both adults and kids. The goal is to prevent drug use and addiction. Just say no to drugs!