Norton’s class selected as winners of Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest

Barbra Davis, Barbara Gee and Cathy Barker judge Sonia Norton’s classroom door for the Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest. (Presley Sanders)

A door decorating contest took place for Red Ribbon Week, and today, Sonia Norton’s classroom was chosen as the winner.

Sonia Norton shows off her winning door. Several Duncan Middle School classroom competed in the Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest. (Orieana Simmons)

Norton, a special education teacher, and her class will receive a pizza lunch as their prize. The door decorating contest was a project of Student Council and National Junior Honor Society.

Judging the contest were Cathy Barker, Barbara Gee and Barbra Davis.

Norton said she was thrilled that her class won the contest after her class worked diligently to get it finished. She said she hopes that the project, along with Red Ribbon Week, will teach kids to not do drugs and to be strong.

The theme for Red Ribbon Week and the door decorating contest was “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.”

Gee said that there were a lot of doors she liked, but only three doors captured the theme. Things were narrowed down from there, until Norton’s door was selected as the winner.