Jayla Pendleton, Warwhoop Editor

     It is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. Millions of people celebrate it each year. It is Red Ribbon Week. (Red Ribbon Week)

     Red Ribbon Week started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to honor his sacrifice. Local celebrations began in California – where Camarena grew up – in 1985, and in 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week. As a tribute to Camarena during the initial local celebrations, high school friend Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their opposition to drugs. (Red Ribbon Week)

     Each year, Wayne City Unit #100 celebrates with a theme every day for the week. This year, Red Ribbon Week is October 21 through 24. Below is a list of the themes:

Monday, October 21:Follow your dreams. Wear school appropriate pajamas. Everyone gets a red ribbon.

Tuesday, October 22: Make good choices. Don’t let drugs mix you up. Wear mismatched clothes.

Wednesday, October 23: Look to the future. Where would you like to travel? Dress like a tourist. Picnic Day for our school.

Thursday, October 24: Everyone belongs in our tribe. Wear school colors.

Friday, October 25: NO SCHOOL!!!