[October 26, 2012]
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Red Ribbon Week is a national
event for school-age children that was founded in remembrance of
Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. He grew up in poverty, worked his way
through college, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, became a police
officer, then joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He died
in the line of duty in 1985. As a DEA officer, Camarena worked
undercover in Mexico, investigating a major drug cartel that included
officers in the Mexican army, police and even government.
All this week, students at Carroll Catholic
School have observed Red Ribbon Week with a different activity each day. They have observed pajama day, farmer-hunter day, wear red day, and
on Thursday they enjoyed celebrity day. On Friday the school
will have sports day.
Each student who dressed according to the day received a red ribbon
reminding them to be drug-free in honor of Camarena. Students
also participated in decorating their classroom doors with a drug-free theme.
members of the student council hide a red ribbon in a classroom
while students are at lunch. The student who finds the ribbon
then receives a prize.
Pictures by Nila Smith