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Posted in Education
The week of October 27, Fillmore Central students participated in Red Ribbon Week sponsored by Students Against Destructive Decisions, where students took part in activities to learn about drug awareness. These Middle School students attended an activity at the Middle School gym on Wednesday, October 29.
During the week, the Fillmore Central Schools had daily reminders of being drug-free: buttons bearing the "Shade Out Drugs" theme, posters encouraging kids to avoid destructive decisions, and educational announcements about the history of Red Ribbon Week. (It was established in memory of drug enforcement officer Enrique Camarena who was kidnapped and killed by drug cartels in Mexico.)
The week kicked off on Monday, Oct. 27, when Brenda Pohlman of Fillmore County Public Health and Abby Larson of Olmsted County Public Health teamed up to present an informational booth on tobacco and its devastating affects.
On Tuesday, counselor Randy Hoffman from Wenden Recovery Center in Preston, spoke at a high school lyceum to share his personal story and spread awareness on drug addiction.
"We learned a lot about how serious it is to stop drug addictions because it can lead to so many worse problems," said freshman Kelsey Ristau-Tienter.
Aside from the educational activities, there was a lot of fun and games too.
"The community donated many prizes which we appreciate so much," said SADD coordinator Vicki Eide. Those prizes were used to award the winners of the prize drawings, finalists in the middle school's pumpkin contest, and the best-dressed for each day's theme.
Learning about drug awareness through interesting programs and fun activities always seems to have a positive and lasting effect on the students.
"I really think it helps the kids who want to take it seriously and learn from it," Kelsey said. "We know it's our choice to make."