6th Graders Pledge During Silas Wood’s Red Ribbon Week

Ms. Jessica Aragones with students who are helping spread the word about the importance of remaining drug free.
Ms. Jessica Aragones with students who are helping spread the word about the importance of remaining drug free.
Posters from Mrs. Hickey’s Art classes adorn the walls at Silas Wood.
Posters from Mrs. Hickey’s Art classes adorn the walls at Silas Wood.

Red Ribbon week is a time to educate students on the dangers of drug use and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Students at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center kicked off Red Ribbon Week with the Huntington Youth Bureau. Annie Guthrie and Katie Delargey from the Huntington Youth Bureau played trivia games and spoke with students about the importance of remaining drug free. Students signed a banner pledging to stay drug free and wore red to acknowledge the start of Red Ribbon Week. Students in Ms. Hickey’s Art classes have created posters about why they choose not to do drugs. The posters are displayed throughout the school. Students in Ms. Aragones’ Home and Careers classes wrote about why they choose not to do drugs. These public service announcements are read during the morning announcements.