"We have red ribbon week to spread awareness of drugs and the bad things that will happen to you if you do drugs," commented Patricia Weatherly.
“Red ribbon week is to inform people that drugs are bad and that we should say no." stated Zoie Mathis.
Tuesday was “wear red” day. Kate Weiser and Abby Grater were the winners of best dressed on Tuesday.
On Thursday, FCCLA held their annual Halloween costume contest at 7:30 a.m. in the gym. Kashaf Iqubal and Paige Adams dressed up as ketchup and mustard and won the most creative in the Halloween costume contest.
“I’m not one to buy a costume, so I prefer to make them myself or shop around at stores gathering pieces,” Paige explained. “Kashaf has the nickname ketchup, since no one can properly pronounce her name and she eats ketchup on everything. We had the idea of going as ketchup and mustard. I just browsed Pinterest for ideas, and together, we picked out ideas from each. I'm glad we got the most creative; we did spend a bit of time coming up with the ideas and searching for pieces for the costumes!”
“Red ribbon week was a lot of fun! It’s always fun dressing up for school!” commented Paige.
“It’s nice to see everyone participating, and its fun to see how they dress up for the competitions everyday," remarked Jenny Gallardo.
Red Ribbon week is one week out of the school year that informs students of the dangers of doing drugs and the consequences that they could face if they do them. New Haven High School is always full of creative students that enjoy participating and dressing up for the events.
-by Karissa Durbin