High Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
By: Frances Wilgus, CJHS Student Council Officer
Celeste Jr. High School celebrated Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 26-31.
Red Ribbon week is a time for students to have an opportunity to
make a stand against drugs and show school spirit in the process.
The school’s student council began by passing out Twizzlers,
ribbons, and pencils (provided by the P.T.O.) and saying to the
students, “Don’t let drugs twist your mind.” They had several dress
up days throughout the week, such as “Put a cap on drugs!” (wear
hats) and “Knock the Socks off of Drugs!” (wear crazy socks) etc.
The school was decorated in honor of the occasion with red streamers
tied to every tree and power line within the area. The school also
hosted several contests: one where a teacher hid a red ribbon
within the school building, and the student who found it received a
prize. Students also performed a drug awareness skit during
the pep rally.
exciting part of the week, however, was the Knock Out dodge ball
tournament on Friday. The students were divided into teams by
classes. Several games were played before an eighth grade team was
declared the overall class winner. The eighth grade team then got
to play against the teachers, and they succeeded in knocking out all
the teachers except three! Once the tournament was over, the
students went and cooled down in the auditorium where they watched
three educational drug awareness films.