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Red Ribbon Week

Addie Hartman

November 01, 2018


Red Ribbon Week is nationally celebrated October 23-31 every year. This year, the students and staff of the high school and elementary participated in the national event throughout the week of October 23-26. The members of the Student Council worked hard to prepare the week of educating the student on why it is important to stay DRUG-FREE. The Red Ribbon Association serves as a resource to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Silver Lake took part in the education of drugs by incorporating fun dress up days to motivate everyone to pledge to be drug-free.

Up at the High School, on Tuesday, everyone pledged to be drug-free while decking themselves out in RED. On Wednesday, the students paired up with each other to dress the same or as a dynamic duo to know that they do not stand alone while fighting against drugs and the peer pressure it can come with. On Thursday the Halloween spirit filled the school; drugs can be scary--but as long as you know the long-term effects they can have on your life and your body--you should have no reason to fear them. On Friday, the students also received a bullying awareness bracelet and dressed in all black to Blackout drugs. Students realized the importance of blacking out drugs from their lives and the negative effects drugs can have on your life. Senior and President of Student Council, Taran Hanson had this to say about how our school benefits from participating in Red Ribbon Week, “I felt the school did a very good job in participating in Red Ribbon Week and showing their stand against drugs. Also, we showed as a whole school population that we are not alone in fighting against drugs.”

Down at the Elementary, students also got their red gear out and dressed in all RED on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the students had a chance to wear hats to school to pledge they wouldn’t take their caps off for drugs. Thursday was the day where students got to come to school in their pajamas; pledging they would stay cozy without drugs. Friday was school spirit day; showing that Silver Lake is a drug-free community and no one stands alone in the fight to be DRUG-FREE.

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