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Red Ribbon Week 2018

Trinity Moore, Reporter

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Since 1985 the red ribbon campaign has positively influenced lives by bringing awareness of drugs to the world, reducing the risk of students using drugs or drinking alcoholic beverages. Center High School Participated in Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 22nd to Oct. 26th.  

“Red ribbon week is a week that’s designated for kids to pledge to be drug-free, to be alcohol-free, and now they have instituted bullying into red ribbon week,¨ Assistant Principal Gayla Miller said.  

This week has helped students at a young age realize how drugs or alcohol can physically harm the body and that they should be avoided

“I feel like the week definitely helps engrave in my brain that it is bad, but it is more my morals that make it so that I don’t do drugs or drink,” sophomore Joshua Clark said. “It might have helped me when I was younger to make sure I knew what was bad, but at this point it is just a fun reminder.¨

Many of the students enjoy the theme days throughout the week. However some of the themes such as hat day is against dress code.

“I love cap day,” senior Miriam Almaguer said, “I have the chance to actually wear a cap to school and not get in trouble for it.”

Students already influenced by drugs may not take this week seriously, but the students who have never been in contact with them may see this week as an extra step to maintaining a healthy life.

“If I were to actually do drugs, I really don’t think it would stop me,” junior Brianna Dicks said. “But since I do not, red ribbon week reminds me not to do so. In my opinion, red ribbon week should have more to it than a plastic bracelet and following themes. I believe that they should show videos of what happens to you if you drink or smoke and give examples of what could happen to students if they continue to do so.”

Students are already staying safe by pledging to be drug-free.

¨Why destroy my life by drinking or doing drugs when I can pledge to be drug-free?¨ Sophomore Andrea Morales said.

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Trinity Moore, Reporter

Trinity Moore has been on the Lariat staff since 2018. She has also been in UIL for 2 years. During her first year she participated in art and her second...

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