Red Ribbon Week 2012

The Trident Academy Student Council will commemorate Red Ribbon Week 2012 from October 22 through 26. The student body and faculty will observe this time to remember the sacrifices of those who work selflessly to defeat the distribution and use of illegal drugs.

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Trident Academy’s theme for the week is  Fly High, Don’t Be High and all students and faculty are invited to participate in the following designated days:

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Monday, 10/22—Stuffed Animal Day

Tuesday, 10/23—All “Red” Day

Wednesday, 10/24—Hat Day

Thursday, 10/25—Super Hero Day

Friday, 10/26—All Black Day  (Jeans & T-Shirt)

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Trident Academy has been observing Red Ribbon Week for many years. Though some of the things planned are lighthearted and fun, the underlying reason we do this is to stress the importance of standing up to drugs and helping friends and others stay strong against them.

 

Red Ribbon Week was established in 1985 to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and encourage prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States. It was started after Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent Enrique (KiKi) Camarena was killed while working to bring down drug cartels in Mexico. Those who knew him and cared deeply about his sacrifice remembered him by wearing red ribbons. This was to  honor him as well as others who work so tirelessly to battle the drug trade.