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SADD celebrates Red Ribbon Week

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Senior Cami Wells talks to an Eisenhower Middle School student about Red Ribbon Week. SADD members travelled to EMS on Oct. 26 to motivate students to be drug free.

Senior Cami Wells talks to an Eisenhower Middle School student about Red Ribbon Week. SADD members travelled to EMS on Oct. 26 to motivate students to be drug free.

Photo by Hailey Eilert

Photo by Hailey Eilert

Senior Cami Wells talks to an Eisenhower Middle School student about Red Ribbon Week. SADD members travelled to EMS on Oct. 26 to motivate students to be drug free.

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Students Against Destructive Decisions hosted this years Red Ribbon Week with events ranging from simulating driving under the influence and postponing the seatbelt check due to rain.

“[Red Ribbon Week]  was really good this year. We did a bunch of activities, mostly with our club members,” senior Cami Wells said. “We also did a pledge event at lunch where students sign their name to make good decisions on a banner that we did.”

“Instead of doing one banner all together we did two banners so they could hang up, one at the East campus and then one at the West campus,” senior Ashby Stark said. “We have a seat belt check planned for this year, but it was postponed.”

During the Red Ribbon Weeks SADD helped out at the middle schools with activities for the students to do,

“We went to Anthony Middle School for their Red Ribbon week. We did an obstacle course with what we call, fatal vision goggles,” Kari Humes, SADD sponsor said. “Those are goggles that stimulate if you’re under the influence of alcohol or parents.”

Students also had a bicycle they had to ride with the fatal vision goggles to simulate impaired  driving. While SADD was at Eisenhower Middle School SADD helped out at Red Ribbon Week dance that Eisenhower Middle School hosts.

“Here [Eisenhower Middle School], we always come to this dance and do something with the students.” Humes said. “I felt like it was really a good, successful week, and it’s kind of nice to have this at the very end to finish it up.”  

With many volunteers for Red Ribbon Week SADD has to prepare the next generation of SADD officers and members.

“Since most of our senior officers are going to be leaving next year, we really try this year to involve new students, sophomore, freshman kind,“ Wells said.

With Red Ribbon Week coming to a close the new generation of officers will be ready to plan next years Red Ribbon Week.

“Our officers are mostly seniors so we already have some students that want to step up into those officer positions next year,” Humes said. “Every time there is a new group of students that are leading the way, they come up with different ideas.”

 

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