Tigers represent Red Ribbon Week

Nevaeh Prado and Angelina Valencia

Scout Gutierrez, Reporter

For the last week of October, Tigers students represented Red Ribbon Week by dressing up throughout the week by following the student spirit week outfits. The ASB students and ASB instructor, Mrs. Patino set up dress up days for the students against drugs, alcohol, and violence. 

The last week of October Spirit week outfits at the school consist of (10/24) Peace out to Drugs: Hippie Day, (10/25) Team up against Drugs: Jersey Day, (10/26) Say Boo to Drugs and Cancer: Pink Out, (10/27) Drugs aren’t your Taste: Dress as your type, and (10/28) Unite Against Drugs: Tiger Pride. 

Red Ribbon Week is a commitment to live alcohol, tobacco, and any other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign that is hosted in October. This week started after the death of the Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was murdered in 1985 by drug traffickers he was investigating at the time in Mexico. This week was then hosted after his death, people would wear red ribbons to honor his sacrifice.  Families, schools and communities then started to coordinate the campaign for a week in October each year. This is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.