Red Ribbon Week

This year’s red ribbon week lineup

McKinney North High School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th.

“Red Ribbon Week is about drug prevention at McKinney North,” student council member Noelia Enamorada says. It’s about making sure “kids are aware of the risks of taking and doing drugs and how if you see someone doing drugs, you should tell them to stop or tell a trusted adult.”

The National Family Partnership created Red Ribbon Week in 1985 to raise awareness of the harm drugs cause across America. The 2022 National Red Ribbon Week theme is “Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.” MNHS will participate in this campaign next week.

Enamorada says students can show their support “by participating in the dress-up days… to support Red Ribbon Week.”

Every day next week is assigned a theme.

Monday is PJ Day: lay off the drugs.

Tuesday is Neon Day: live a bright life without drugs.

Wednesday is Twin Day: friends don’t let friends do drugs.

Thursday is Orange Out: our school chooses to be drug free.

Friday is Halloween costumes: drugs are scary.

Dameon Powell says, “I love spirit dress-up days” and that he is most excited about twin day. Jose Tellez is most excited for pajama day. Gabby Solis says she’s most excited “to wear [her] unicorn onesie,” while Diana Garza says she is going to be Little Red Riding Hood.

Come to school next week dressed up to show your support for Red Ribbon Week and living drug-free!

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