Red Ribon Week was held on the Sloan-Hendrix campus October 26-30.  Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  Red Ribbon Week 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.  And, perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

This year, a new organization on campus, GLAD (Greyhounds Leading Against Drugs), sponsored Red Ribbon Week and worked hard to make it a success.  Activities included dress-up days, lunch games, poster and door decorating contests, "Paint the Town Red", and question and answer sessions between GLAD members and middle school students.  Although the week's activities were shortened due to bad weather, GLAD members' spirits were not dampened.  They continued through the week to encourage students to make good decisions and plan to do so throughout the school year.

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