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2022 Red Ribbon Week themes announced

French Settlement High School will commemorate national Red Ribbon Week October 24-28.

Students will be able to dress in various themes to signal their 'just say no to drugs' pledge. All themes should be school appropriate. Uniform bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts) are still required for all students participating.

MONDAY: Put a lasso on drugs Students can wear boots & hats with uniform bottoms

TUESDAY: Too bright for drugs Students can wear neon accessories with uniform bottoms

WEDNESDAY: Rally in red Students can wear red accessories with uniform bottoms

THURSDAY: Scare away drugs Students can wear superhero or Halloween accessories with uniform bottoms

FRIDAY: Team up against drugs

Students can wear their favorite team jersey or FSHS spirit shirt with uniform bottoms

More about Red Ribbon Week

Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference."

On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death.

In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon.

In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The National Family Partnership (NFP) and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.


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