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Red Ribbon Week October 19-23


Red Ribbon Week is the largest and longest running drug prevention program in the United States. In 1985, parents and youth were angered by the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena. To symbolize their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America, individuals began wearing red ribbons. In 1988, the National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. 

“Each school in Bullitt County has a VIP club to promote a substance-free lifestyle and good life choices, such as anti-bullying, mental health, kindness to others, and more,” says Christy Bickett, Red Ribbon sponsor and head boys and girls track coach. “Although the club has student VIP representation, the club is not limited to students selected as district VIPs. Any student who commits to a healthy lifestyle can join the club.”

The club plans community-building and community service activities each month. All of the officers from last year have rolled over into this year, as elections have been delayed due to COVID-19. 

  • Jessie Bickett, President

  • Kinsey Ballard, Vice-President

  • Dylan Berry, Secretary

For the 2020-2021 school year, Red Ribbon Week will be hosted on October 19-23. Students will be able to participate in a school-wide spirit dress to promote the program: 

  • Tuesday: “Leave Drugs in the Past,” Decades Day

  • Wednesday: “Lei Off Drugs,” Hawaiian Day

  • Thursday: “Give Drugs the Boot,” Country Day

  • Friday: “Say Boo to Drugs,” Halloween Day

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a poster and essay contest during the week. In November, the club plans to continue our “Thankful Turkey” program where NBHS students will write what they are thankful for on a feather to attach to our turkey. This was a huge success last year -- despite planning for a week of “thankful feathers,” students filled the turkey in one day. 


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