Dress up days set to commemorate Red Ribbon Week


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Red Ribbon Week started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people started wearing red ribbons to honor Kiki’s sacrifice.

Red Ribbon Week will begin on Monday October 25th. The whole week students and staff will dress up with the theme of the day to show their support for war against drugs.

“I am very excited to dress up for Red Ribbon Week,” freshman Skyler Carney said “It’s a lot of fun being able to dress up for a week. We had homecoming week this week, and now we can dress up back to back weeks. 

The first theme for red ribbon week is Wear Red Day

“I’m dressing up for red day because red is my favorite color,”  senior Ava Semler said “Red Ribbon week is important to me because it brings awareness to kids that do drugs in high school and sometimes can lead to overdoses.  I have had family members that have overdosed but they have survived and that has taught me a lesson to not do drugs.”  

Tuesday’s dress up day is Meme Day and on Wednesday, the school will be filled with animal print on Safari Day. 

“I am most excited to dress up for meme day because I’m going to wear a shirt with my friend’s face on it,” Carney said. 

On Thursday, students will have the chance to wear their Hawaiian themed clothes.

“I am dressing up for red ribbon week to show my support towards drug awareness,” junior Blaine Eckert said “To me Red Ribbon week means you should keep yourself healthy and not do drugs. I am most excited to dress up for Hawaiian Day because I have a lot of Hawaiian shirts that I could wear.”

The final day of red ribbon week, kids will be able to wear their halloween costumes to school. The theme for Friday is “Scare Away Drugs.”

“I will be dressing up everyday to support Red Ribbon Week,” sophomore Laurel Hall said. “To me Red Ribbon Week means that people that are having a hard time with drugs can understand that there are people that are supporting them.”