Students Say No With Red Ribbons

Bella Borgese, Staff Writer

Students have been wearing red ribbons as a sign they are drug free.

The red ribbons – which symbolize being against drugs — were handed out during homeroom. Students were asked to sign a pledge and wear the red ribbons throughout the campaign, October 23-31, to show they are drug free. The pledges were then displayed in the cafeteria.

“Now’s the time to stand up for a safe, healthy community,” SADD Advisor Mrs. Sandra Beck said in an email publicizing the event.

The Red Ribbon Campaign started in 1985, when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent.