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Drug-Free DeSoto Coalition Wrapped Up Red Ribbon Week at the End of October
October 31, 2015

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, drug, and violence prevention awareness campaign held around October 23 – 31 every year. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country starting in 1985 after DEA Agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was killed and tortured by a drug cartel in Mexico. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

This year for Red Ribbon Week we held a door decorating contest for the elementary schools and the middle school and a bulletin board decorating contest for the high school.

Memorial Elementary School entries
Several entries from Memorial Elementary School.

We had participation from 6 teachers at Memorial Elementary School (MES), who encouraged all of their students to participate and 6 teachers from Desoto Middle School (DMS).

DeSoto Middle School entries
Several entries from DeSoto Middle School.

The Winners of the contest at the MES and DMS were rewarded with a pizza party and those who did not win were rewarded with a Halloween treat for their participation.

DHS Entires
Bulletin Board Entries from DeSoto High School.

The High School Junior Class was the winner of the bulletin board contest and will receive $100 for their class funds.

We would like to Thank Everyone for their participation and hard work. Most importantly THANK YOU to the teachers, class sponsors and school administrators for encouraging their students and allowing them to take part in Red Ribbon Week!