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Sheman ISD Participates in Red Ribbon Week

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SHERMAN, TX---  Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Bailey Tillotson says it's a week with a message.

"Red ribbon Week is all about staying away from drugs because drugs are a bad thing. They're a horrible influence and if you even get close to them you're going to stay with them. Red Ribbon Week can tell you that that's bad," says Tillotson.

"We want to promote that drugs are bad. It's a bad thing to think of and to start," said Sherman ISD's Mrs. Deaton.

Throughout the week students are taught about the dangers of drug use in a fun and effective way.

Each day is marked with a theme that promotes a drug free lifestyle.

Students at Dillingham Elementary say they love every day, but one day in particular was on everyone's minds. That day is 80's day.

"Drugs Have Always Been Out of Style" is the slogan for 80's day and already students are planning their look.

"I'm going to get my hair all poofed up and its just going to be fun," said Tillotson.

"The hair, it's just going to be my afro and then with my sparkling dress and then with my high heel boots, yeah that's me," said Lakaydrian Hardeytoney.

Crazy sock day, where students sock it to drugs, and jersey day, where students show they are a drug free team, are just a few of the other activities this week.

One of the things the student council is doing for Red Ribbon Week is selling anti-drug bracelets. The bracelets are fifty cents and their proceeds will go towards student activities.

The Red Ribbon Campaign was started in 1985 after a drug enforcement agent was killed by drug traffickers.

The red ribbon was created as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.