What is Red Ribbon Week? It is a week that honors the memory of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Officer who was killed in the line of duty in Mexico in 1985. Red Ribbon Week began the following year in his hometown in California, organized by family and friends who wore red ribbons in Kiki’s honor. In 1988, Congress proclaimed the last full week in October as National Red Ribbon Week. National observance of Red Ribbon Week has grown to more than 100,000 schools.
With our school being a year round school, we don’t want ANYONE to be left out of this opportunity to iTune Out Drugs, our week is actually two weeks long!
Starting on Friday, students will be asked to sign a pledge to ‘iTune Out Drugs‘.
Students are encouraged to compete in the Annual Poster Contest. The contest is hosted by the Town of Cary Police and Parks, Recreation and Culture Resources Departments. For contest details and rules please visit: Red Ribbon Poster Contest** or e-mail our Student Resource Officer, Officer Bumgarner.
**Correction on due date . . . Posters are Due TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 15th.