Students at C-C High School rally in red for a healthy, drug-free lifestyle

By on November 19, 2018
Student members of the volleyball team Hugs Not Drugs show off their unique, Red Ribbon-themed uniforms. Provided photo

Student members of the volleyball team Hugs Not Drugs show off their unique, Red Ribbon-themed uniforms. Provided photo

National Red Ribbon Week is promoted annually school-wide at Churchville-Chili High School. Over the years, the campaign’s message of living drug free has been celebrated with huge group photos of the student body wearing red, hall displays and special assemblies. For 2018, students took a more active role in the campaign – literally. They fielded eight teams for an afternoon of healthy fun on the school’s volleyball courts. Joined by two teams of enthusiastic (but woefully outclassed) teachers, students proved that physical activity and healthy habits work together to create strong, happy lives.

The event was facilitated by a large group of teachers and staff, led by school counselor Tracie Swalbach and physical education teachers Mary Patricia Dewey, Janelle Hernandez and Elizabeth Johnson. Students signed up to participate, and created their own team uniforms and identities, like Got Red? and Hugs Not Drugs. The Red Ribbon volleyball tournament ended a week of drug and alcohol awareness activities at the school.

The National Red Ribbon Campaign (www.redribbon.org) began in 1985. It serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

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C-C SHS teams displayed impressive moves on the volleyball courts. Provided photo

C-C SHS teams displayed impressive moves on the volleyball courts. Provided photo

The tournament was the culmination of a week of Red Ribbon awareness activities at the high school. Provided photo

The tournament was the culmination of a week of Red Ribbon awareness activities at the high school. Provided photo

Eight student teams tempered competiveness with camaraderie for an afternoon of healthy fun. Provided photo

Eight student teams tempered competiveness with camaraderie for an afternoon of healthy fun. Provided photo

Student members of the volleyball team Hugs Not Drugs show off their unique, Red Ribbon-themed uniforms. Provided photo

Student members of the volleyball team Hugs Not Drugs show off their unique, Red Ribbon-themed uniforms. Provided photo

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