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Red Ribbon Week
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Friday, November 02, 2018
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Each year the National Family Partnership provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Each year HES celebrates Red Ribbon Week with various fun activities throughout the week. Monday’s theme was “Your Choices are the key to your dreams”—Students wore their favorite pajamas.. Tuesday the theme was “Give Drugs the Boot!” and students wore boots and western clothing. On Wednesday the theme was “Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it!--Be Drug Free”. Students wore college clothing or dress up as their future career choice.On Thursday the theme was “Don’t let drugs mix you up!” Students wore mismatched clothes/socks! Students capped off the week with Friday’s theme of “Wild about being drug-free”. Students came to school with crazy hair.

The week of drug awareness activities culminated in the HES annual “Smash Drugs not Eggs” Egg Drop challenge. Students created their own designs to try and protect an egg dropped from various heights. There were a large number of participants and interesting devices. However, only the eggs of (L to R, front to back) Bryson Carter, Jessica Hagman, Hayden Barr, Jake Fackler, Colton Smith, Kameron King, Jace Whitworth, Michael Hendrick, Chase Alexander, Ethan Ball, Peyton Camp, Harper Williams, Memphis Conkwright, Colt Maynard, Hudson Frost, Preston Moore, Nathan Payton, Charles Basham, Carder Newton, Arthur Smith, Elizabeth Grimes, Anna Goff, Grace Ball, Elli DeHaven, Claire Tate, Adrian Durbin and Helena Austin survived the highest drop.

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