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EAMS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Nov 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

EAMS_RedRibbonWeekNovember 8, 2010— Students and staff at Elizabethtown Area Middle School observed Red Ribbon Week, held annually during the last week of October. As part of the national commemoration, a week-long series of events was held to promote the students’ awareness of healthy lifestyle choices.

The week began with students and staff wearing red to promote the weeklong festivities. During lunch, students traced their hands on large poster board and signed their names inside, signifying that they will be drug-free. Participating students received a lollipop with the annual Red Ribbon slogan of “I AM DRUG FREE.” Tuesday’s theme was Put a cap on drugs, which encouraged EAMS to wear hats. Sunglasses were worn on Wednesday, in support of the daily theme Shade out drugs. Students and staff were dressed in sweat clothing on Thursday, to promote Don’t sweat me, I exercise drug free. Friday concluded the celebration with sports gear, which signified that EAMS was Teaming-up against drugs. Homerooms with the most participating students were rewarded. In addition, a Question of the Day contest was held, which helped to educate students about the origin and history of Red Ribbon Week.

Annually, 80 million people celebrate Red Ribbon Week, and EAMS was once again proud of all students and staff who participated. Red Ribbon Week is the largest, most visible, awareness and prevention campaign observed annually in the United States. The EAMS Student Assistance Program (SAP) team was responsible for organizing this year’s festivities.

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