Central and Jefferson students celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Red Ribbon Week promotes and encourages students to make healthy choices and choose to be drug free. This year’s theme is, Send a Message. Stay Drug Free! Students participated in many fun activities such as dressing up, designing drug free posters and pledging to live a drug free life. On Tuesday, October 29th, the Energizers Club presented to 3-6th grade students about why they choose to be drug free.
To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, students 3rd-6th grade were encouraged to design a poster centered around drug-free awareness. Students were excited to put their artistic talents to work and there were many fantastic entries. Unfortunately, we were only able to select one. Members of the Jefferson Community Coalition voted on the top 11 posters and selected #9 as the winner; a design by 6th grade student, Sophie Julin-McCleary. The billboard is scheduled to be installed Monday, November 11th and will be up for 4 weeks. It will be located off of HWY 136 as you head east to Beatrice. This contest was sponsored by the Jefferson Community Coalition. The mission of the coalition is to reduce substance abuse among youth and to develop a safe and healthy community through collaborative planning, community action and policy advocacy.
Thanks to everyone who participated and joined in on the fun! You showed everyone that you are taking care of your mind and body in a healthy way today and everyday!