Red Ribbon Week was celebrated the week of October 22 - October 26 at South Smithfield Elementary The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the Nation and a way for people and communities to take a visible stand for healthy lifestyles. The campaign was created after DEA Agent Kiki Camarena was kidnapped and killed in Mexico in 1985. People began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of Kiki's sacrifice and to show their support for drug-free living. With approximately 74,000 American lives lost last year to drug overdose, your participation in Red Ribbon Week is more important than ever.
Students and staff from South Smithfield participated in Red Ribbon Spirit Week to show their commitment to "SAY NO TO DRUGS!". Daily dress up themes included wearing red to show that they were "RED-y to make good choices and be drug free, Hat Day to show that they were "putting a cap on drugs", Mix Match Clothing Day to show that they wouldn't get "mixed up in drugs," and SuperHero Day to show that they had the "power to remain drug free."