Red Ribbon Week comes to an end

Noah McFatridge, Student Life Reporter

Shelly Farrar and Riley Miller dress in their hippie best for Red Ribbon Week. (Kaylee Jeffreys)

Friday marked the end of the week-long Red Ribbon Week celebration.

The week, which is designed for drug-free awareness, concluded with students showing their spirit for Duncan by wearing red clothing for Red Day. This was the last of six dress-up days for Red Ribbon Week.

Other Red Ribbon Week dress-up days included Spirit Day, Crazy Socks Day, Career Day, Hippie Day and Camp Day. Because of school being canceled because of inclement weather, Career Day was canceled, too.

Red Ribbon Week helps to highlight the fight against drugs and helps students show their school spirit. This year, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council, both at DMS, worked together throughout the week.

“Why I think this week is important is because it tells us to be drug free, and that is what we are supposed to do,” eighth-grade student Luke McFatridge said.

According to the Red Ribbon Week website, this program has been going on for more than 35 years. It is the largest drug abuse prevention program in the nation.

Every year, Red Ribbon Week runs Oct. 23 to 31.