Red Ribbon Week Contest Winners
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Red Ribbon Week 2017
Red Ribbon Week 2017

Southeast Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week October 23rd - 27th. The theme this year is "Your Future is Key, so be Drug Free".  There were writing and poster contests.  The winners of the writing contest  (click here for picture) are:  



 Willow Campbell and Imani Moore 


1st grade 

 Silas Page and Kamille Ivory 


2nd grade 

 Elisa Stallings and Shania Love 


3rd grade 

 Isabell Salas and Miley Suttles  


4th grade

 Caitlyn Hagwood and Joshua May 

The winners of the poster contest are:
 Blakleigh Hogg, Keirsten Miller, Samantha Buckalew and Rylee Egbert 











Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, serving as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a committment to live drug free lives. 

 Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe. After his death, Camerena's Congressman and a high school friend launched Camerena Clubs in California.  Hundreds of club members pledged to live drug-free lives to honor the sacrifices made by Camerena and others on behalf of all Americans.  These coalitions began to wear red ribbons as a symbol.  Red Ribbon Week emerged from the efforts of these clubs. 


Today, Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated and has become a symbol of support for the DEA's efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in October, Americans demonstrate their ardent opposition to drugs. They pay homage not only to Special Agent Camarena, but to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our nation's struggle against drug trafficking and abuse. 




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