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APOLLO-RIDGE ELEMENTARY: Events mark Red Ribbon Week

by EMILY BONELLI, Gazette Student News Reporter on November 01, 2013 10:50 AM

SPRING CHURCH — Apollo-Ridge Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 21-25.

Red Ribbon Week is a week that is set aside each year to encourage a drug-free life. The campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during the week.

The Red Ribbon Committee at our school planned various activities during the week for the students and the staff. Everyone was encouraged to participate.

Monday was “wear Red Day” and everyone was asked to wear red clothing. All students and staff received a “Drug Free — The Healthy Choice for Me” ribbon to wear.

Tuesday was “Sock It To Drugs” day. Everyone was to wear mismatched or crazy socks.

Wednesday’s theme was “My Future is Bright — No Drugs in Sight.” Students and staff were encouraged to wear neon colors.

Thursday was titled “Being Drug Free is No Sweat.” Everyone could wear sweats to school.

Unfortunately the week was cut short due to school being canceled Friday because of the water alert in Westmoreland County. The theme for Friday was “Hocus Pocus — Drugs Aren’t My Focus.” If we did have school that day, we would have all worn orange and black clothing.

It was a fun and educational week for all. Students and staff had fun dressing for the theme each day. It helps us to remember that we should have a drug-free life.

PHOTO:  Emily Bonelli and Conner Wynn, both fifth-graders at Apollo-Ridge Elementary, proudly displayed their red ribbons. (Submitted photo/Apollo-Ridge Elementary)

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