B-A set to recognize Red Ribbon Week


Myranda Mamat, Staff Writer

Next week is Red Ribbon week at Bellwood Antis, running from October 27 -31.

Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by the National Family Partnership, a group that encourages parents, teachers, and family members to talk about the dangers of drugs.

This year’s theme for Red Ribbon week is, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”

Every BA student who participates in Red Ribbon week will have the opportunity to win prizes each day that week.

Events following the week according to acting Principal Mrs. Adams are:

  • Monday: Celebrity Day! Students are asked to dress up like their favorite celebrity, sports hero or Action Hero!
  • Tuesday: Twin Day! Simply dress identically. There are no funky costumes or outrageous ideas required if you going over the top is not your thing. Simply choose a friend with taste similar to your own and search your wardrobes for items that look nearly identical.
  • Wednesday: Decades Day! Dress in your favorite decade clothing.
  • Thursday: Mustache Thursday! I ‘mustache’ you NOT to do drugs day!
  • Friday: Ultimate Fan Day (dress in your Blue and Gold) or Halloween Costumes

Everyone celebrates Red Ribbon week but do we really know how it was started.

Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.  Camarena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for over four years.

Citizens in Camarena’s hometown of Calexico, California donned red ribbons in his honor. The red ribbon became their symbol for prevention in order to reduce the demand of illegal drugs.