Carroll Catholic students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

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[October 26, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

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.

Each day 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

This fella fooled everyone in school by dressing up as Katy Perry.

Jaden Pellinghelli Drake went political with a likeness of President Barrack Obama.


Luigi from the Mario Brothers was also among the celebrities of the day.

We didn't catch who these ladies were portraying, but we can imagine Laura Ingalls from "Little House on the Prairie" and perhaps one of today's popular country singers.


This young lady is Jane Fonda. Are you ready for a workout?



And of course there are several pirates who are famous, but this guy is probably cuter than all of them combined.






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