Red Ribbon Promises at Prodell

Red Ribbon Promises at Prodell photo
With a week of activities, pledges, clothing themes and a poster contest, Prodell Middle School students put great effort into this year’s Red Ribbon Week, a nationally observed alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence prevention awareness campaign.

Student council members created an informative PowerPoint presentation with information on Red Ribbon Week’s history and anti-bullying references, resiliency and choices in life, and clothing themes for the event included red clothing or hearts for “I Love Me, I am Drug Free Day,” favorite jerseys for “Team Up Against Tobacco/Vaping Alcohol and Drugs Day,” Halloween costumes for “Spook Away Day” neon colors for “Too bright for Drugs Day” and hats/caps for “Put a cap on Tobacco/Vaping, Alcohol and Drugs Day.” They also attended lectures by guest speakers Dr. Andrew Clair, who spoke on the dangers of tobacco and vaping, and Nancy Ward, an officer with the Suffolk County Police Department.