Red ribbon week

Mon, 11/05/2007 - 9:36am
By: The Citizen

Students at Sandy Creek High celebrated Red Ribbon Week by participating in a variety of activities including several contests where students won nearly $500 in prizes.

The purpose of the week is to heighten students’ awareness about the dangers of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. This year’s theme was “Your Natural High.”

A number of local businesses helped make the event successful by donating prizes. Local businesses participating included the Dwarf House in Fayetteville, Box Car Cafe, Malt Shoppe, Chapultapec Mexican Restaurant, Partners Pizza in Tyrone, Salon 74, Dragon House, Papa John's Pizza and Shamrock Restaurant. Also, A Blue Lady Florist and Be-Dazzled Florist (Sharpsburg) provided red ribbons that decorated the school.

In addition to local donations, a number of volunteers contributed to the success of Red Ribbon Week including the school’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) team members, technology teacher Bill Fine who shot photos throughout the week, art teacher Dorrie Fletcher and education teacher Linda Keever whose students made posters advertising the event.

The Sandy Creek High Patriot Ambassadors, specially selected students who mentor new students as they acclimate to the high school, sponsored Red Ribbon Week October 22-26.

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