Rahway High School Marks Red Ribbon Week

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RAHWAY—Student Assistance Counselor William Picone at Rahway High School led students in a number of drug prevention events to mark Red Ribbon Week, from Oct. 19-23.

This week, commemorated since 1985, is a tribute to a fallen Drug Enforcement Agency officer, Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camerena, who was killed the line of duty.

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On Oct. 19, students tied red ribbons on trees outside the school, marking the week’s commencement.  Later during the week, students pledged to keep their “Hands Off Drugs” with dramatic symbolism, by dipping hands in red paint and putting signed prints on hallways on the first floor.

Next, the school presented an assembly, “Balance of Power,’ a three-screen high energy multimedia experience to motivate students. Finally, on Nov. 9, Dr. Mike Thompson will make a character and ethics presentation to all students.

Rahway High School Marks Red Ribbon Week

Teacher Gayle Brown adds her hand prints to students’ hands as part of the “Hands Off Drugs” event at Rahway High School for Red Ribbon Week.


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