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Red Ribbon Promises at Prodell

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With a week of activities, pledges, clothing themes, challenging puzzles and a poster contest, Prodell Middle School students put great effort into the annual Red Ribbon Week, a nationally observed alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence prevention awareness campaign.

Under the leadership of social worker Ms. Andrea Monz who coordinates the annual event, and with help from the Student Council and adviser Mrs. Christine Bradley, students created a PowerPoint presentation with information on Red Ribbon Week’s history and anti-bullying references, resiliency and choices in life, and clothing themes for each day. Students had the opportunity to sign up for school clubs, participated in informative and engaging assembly programs on the dangers of tobacco and vaping headed by Dr. Andrew Clair and Ms. Nancy Ward, an officer with the Suffolk County Police Department. Congratulations to grade level poster contest winners: Ms. Nicole Pletka’s sixth grade Advisory, two winners for seventh grade: Ms. Danielle Senneca’s Advisory and Ms. Kathleen Mellas’ Advisory and Mr. Jason Lee’s eighth grade Advisory. “We are grateful for all the support throughout the school,” Ms. Monz said. “Of course, the best part are our teachers and staff – they go above and beyond participating in Red Ribbon Week.”