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Red Ribbon Week 2019
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Send A Message. Stay Drug Free.

Do You Know the History of Red Ribbon Week?

On Feb. 7, 1985, 37-year-old Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. That day five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him into a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death.

In response to his murder, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing, and the destruction caused by drugs in America.

In 1988, the National Family Partnership 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. NFP and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver Agent Carmarena's message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.

 

WCHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week 2019 at Wilkinson County High School from October 28 through November 1. We encourage all staff and students to participate and promote the daily themes throughout the week. Please adhere to the dress code as school policy is still in effect.

 

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