Along with our site coordinator Brittany Loudermilt, students at East Alexander Middle School participated again this year in the annual awareness campaign, Red Ribbon Week. Held the last week in October, Red Ribbon Week is designed to educate participants, as well as the general public, on the violent and harmful nature of both drug use and the drug industry.
From Monday, October 27th, until Friday, October 31st, students at EAMS worked to promote awareness while learning new information themselves. Learners worked to design public service posters, with a completed poster enabling a chance to win a gift card to Walmart!
In total, ten posters were submitted that truly conveyed convincing messages about staying drug free. Our young artists implored that their peers chose to make a stand against drug use and continue to strive for greatness.
Communities In Schools also offered enrichment activities during the week. Learners had enjoyed some friendly competition amongst the comradery: They were challenged to guess how many candies were in a jar, with the closest guesser receiving a Walmart gift card as well!