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PHS celebrates Red Ribbon week with dress-up days

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Red Ribbon Week, the largest anti-drug campaign in the country, took place from October 23 to October 27. This campaign teaches students about the harmful effects of drug usage how important it is to live a drug free life.

Dash Committee Chair Paige Simer said, “Red Ribbon Week impacts the students in a positive way and makes them more aware of the dangers around them.”

While it is an important movement in stopping teens from using drugs, it is also a fun dress up week. Simer and Pride and Patriotism Chair Jayla Aleman were the ones who chose the dress up days.

Aleman said they chose the dress up days by coming up with ideas that “were most likely for people to do and that sounded fun.”

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Twin day was the first dress up day of the week and occurred on Monday. Students were told to wear matching clothes with someone in order to “be a good friend and help others stay away from drugs.”

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On Tuesday students were told to “give drugs the boot” and and wear a pair of boots.

The next dress up day occurred on Wednesday in which students wore their business attire in order to “suit up against drugs.”

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Thursday’s dress up day told students that they were “KENough.” On this day students dressed up as the infamous Barbie and Ken.

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The final dress up day occurred on Friday. Students were encouraged to dress up as their favorite celerity in order to “be the famous one who doesn’t do drugs.”

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Overall, Red Ribbon week can have a tremendous impact on the wellbeing of students and help change their life for the better.

Student Council sponsor Ronald VanRaemdonck said that “Red Ribbon Week is valuable  in high school because if you can even change just one person’s mind about using drugs, it is worth it.”

But the dress up days are not over yet. Although the exact dates are not yet confirmed, Student Council wishes to have another dress up week during the winter. Perhaps students will get to wear their holiday pajamas soon.

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Jordan Gaddis, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Jordan Gaddis. I am a senior and this is my first year on the Spartan Oracle. I have always had a fondness for reading and writing, so the newspaper seemed like the perfect fit. I am also involved in two varsity choirs, Literature Club, and Academic UIL.
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