By Lauren E. Prince
Red Ribbon Week is something every school does to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse. October 17 through the 21 was Wertheimer Middle School’s Red Ribbon Week.
Monday, October 17 was “Drugs Stink Wear Pink”! A lot of people wore pink to celebrate being drug free, and my friend Kaitlyn in P.E. says, “I wear pink because drugs stink!” I totally agree. Many people wore pink because of those stinky drugs!
Tuesday, October 18 was “Let’s Get Crazy about Being Drug Free”! A whole lot of people had crazy hair and wore crazy socks because everyone knows that craziness is way better than drugs! Mai in my science class said, “I love crazy day! We get to be so creative!” I agree and also think that everyone should be fun and crazy instead of doing drugs!
Wednesday, October 19 was “Team Up Against Drugs”! A huge amount of people wore their team jerseys or their team shirts to show that there’s no need for drugs! Nobody needs drugs, and I know Travell in my STAAR class agrees because he said, “Team up! Team up! Drugs lose! We win!” I definitely agree with his excitement! Drugs lose! We win!
Thursday, October 20 was “Celebrate Differences Wear Something Different”! A lot of people dressed like leaders because leaders do not do drugs. Nick on my bus says, “It’s so cool to dress like a leader and be like what we want to be when we grow up.” I agree it is so cool to dress like a leader. It makes me feel like an adult and like I can be anything I want to be. I want to be drug free! Be a leader! Be drug free!
Friday, October 2 was “Follow Your Dreams Don’t Do Drugs”! Almost everyone was wearing their sleepwear because everyone knows in order to follow our dreams we can’t do drugs. Olivia in my P.E. class announced, “I like pajama day! It’s so fun!” Of course, it’s fun! It also really makes me think about my dreams and what will happen to them if I do drugs. My dreams do not involve drugs, and nobody’s should.
We actually did more than just dressing up, we did a hallway contest too! Every team in the building decorated with posters, ribbons, and all sorts of arts and crafts to embellish their hallway. Every team worked their hardest to be able to win and say, “We won! No drugs!” I have looked at all the hallways and noticed that each of them stood out and showed that every student really does want to be drug free!
Individuals also designed posters to show that they really want to encourage people to be drug free and that they will take their time just to prove it! Many people made posters because they badly want everyone to be drug free, but after seeing how many people made them, I doubt we are going to have a problem with drugs.
After Red Ribbon Week, everyone at Wertheimer Middle School says, “Be drug free”!