|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.