RANGELY I Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.
Schools across the United States campaign for Red Ribbon Week every year.
This year for Red Ribbon Week Rangely Junior High School got all of the students together in an assembly and discussed the effects drugs have on the individuals who do them.
We learned that there are thousands of young people in our country doing drugs who are under the age of 18. That is a lot of people!
This assembly was fun and interactive. There was a true/false activity where students got to participate and learn interesting facts as well as an inspiring informational video.
This assembly made everyone stop and think about how many people are being affected by this negative influence, not only in our school, but in the nation.
After the assembly, students returned to their classes where they had the opportunity to sign a pledge to live a drug-free life. Students who signed the pledge received bracelets and dog tags that had cool anti-drug slogans.
There were lots of students who signed the pledge this year.
Hopefully this day spread awareness among the students and will result in a 100 percent drug-free school.
Written by Carrie Goddard, edited by Ms. Neitenbach