2011 Lexington School District Red Ribbon Week
The Lexington Independent School District celebrated Red Ribbon Week Friday, October 21, 2011 – Friday, October 28, 2011. The 2011 RRW Contest winners are as follows: Kindergarten Coloring Contest – Jasmine Stokes, 1st Grade Coloring Contest – Bridgett Grady, 2nd Grade Poster Contest – Aubrey McNair, 3rd Grade Poster Contest – Avery Carter, 4th Grade Poem Contest – Kourtnee Nail, 5th Grade Poem Contest – Jeremiah Cargill, 7th grade Rap Contest – Trevor Patschke, 8th grade Rap Contest – Jay Cooper, 9th Grade Essay Contest – Alyssa Dussetschleger and 10th Grade Essay Contest – Cody Church.
To kick off the Red Ribbon Week celebration, Grades 1-12 attended a Red Ribbon Week Rally on Friday, October 21, 2011. Grades 1-5 participated in a “Walk Away From Drugs” walk escorted by the Lexington Police Officers. Staff and students in Grades 1-5 walked from the Elementary Campus to the football field. There they joined students and staff of Lexington Middle School and High School. The rally speaker was LHS Senior, Will Holcomb. The Elementary Cheerleaders performed their RRW cheer and contest winners were recognized. Lexington Middle School 8th grader, Jay Cooper and Will Holcomb read Jay’s 1st place RRW rap. The Middle School Cheerleaders, and the High School Cheerleaders performed their RRW cheers.
Monday, October 24, 2011, during the Elementary Monday Morning Meeting, each squad of the Lexington Elementary Cheerleaders performed their RRW cheers and the Kindergarten Coloring Contest winner was announced. On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Grades K-5 attended their RRW Assembly NED Show in the Elementary Cafeteria. The NED Show taught students how to develop valuable characteristics involved in becoming champions at school and in life. Thursday, October 27, 2011, Grades 6-12 attended their RRW Assembly at the football field. Speakers for the Assembly were former Lexington High School graduates, Officer Blane Rodgers and Detective Lance Schulz. They spoke to the students about the consequences of using drugs and how the choices they make affect their future.
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. By wearing red ribbons/bands and participating in anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free life.