Red ribbon week is an entire week devoted to the promotion of adrug free life. The school supports activities to raise the awareness of the dangers of drugs and how to avoid it.
There are many activities to do during the Red Ribbon Week. One of the best known activities is a daily dress up in which you get to dress up as something and go to school wearing it. Each day has a specific theme for dressing. The themes for this year are as follows: Monday was red ribbons, Tuesday was cool socks, Wednesday was crazy hair and inside-out, Thursday is sweats and sports clothes, and Friday was simply to wear red. Many students enjoy dressing up. Travis Nord, a ninth grader stated, “I enjoy dressing up because it is great for awareness.” others, like Adison Green, a ninth grader, just enjoy seeing other people dress up.
Another activity during Red Ribbon Week are special activities during lunch time. When asked, Adison Green didn’t even know that there were lunch activities while Travis Nord said, “ I think [the lunch activities] are pretty fun.” One day during lunch they had a picture booth with Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper!
One activity that everyone knew about was an assembly during the Friday of Red Ribbon Week where Brad Barton, a famous magician and world record breaker came and showed some tricks and talked about how hard he had to work to break the record for the 45-year old 3k.
Red ribbon week is an enjoyable week for all and it helps awareness of drug abuse. When people know more about the consequences of drugs, they are less likely to do them, and they do it in a fun way.