Red Ribbon week was held on Monday, October 22nd, through Thursday, October 25th. Students were put in a drawing for pizza from Lancito’s on Friday, October 26th, by wearing their red ribbon each day, and if they dressed up for the theme, they got their name put in twice for the drawing. Red Ribbon week is held to raise awareness for the prevention of alcohol and drug usage.
On Monday, the dress-up theme was PJ day. The quote for the day was, “Wake up and follow your dreams. Don’t let drugs drag you down.” The students were asked why they liked PJ day.
McKenzie Overschmidt replied, “Because you didn't have to get dressed in the morning-- you can just come to school warm and cozy.”
“PJ day was my favorite day, because I had an excuse to dress really comfy to school,” said Lydia Otten. “I also got to wear my PJs at school and all day long (which I never get to do!). PJ day is always just a fun day in general!”
On Tuesday, the theme was College day. The saying for Tuesday was, “Look to the future. Don’t let drugs hold you back.” The students discussed why they liked College day.
“It was my favorite day because Mizzou is where I want to go to become an equine veterinarian,” commented Emma Rohlfing.
On Wednesday, the dress-up theme was Tacky Tourist day. The slogan was “You can’t travel the world if you're in jail for drugs.” The students favorited the other days over Tacky Tourist day even though a lot of people had fun dressing up in their Tacky Tourist outfits.
On Thursday, the theme was Meme day. The slogan for Thursday was the iconic Kevin Hart meme in which he says, “The face I make when someone says that they are doin’ drugs.” Meme day was a crowd favorite, and the students were asked why.
Mikayla Maloney said, “It was hilarious to see everyone participate in Meme day and be reminded of all the memes.”
“I feel like memes most relate to our society these days and what kids would want to do,” commented Hannah Knoppe. “The other days are just as great, but Meme day is the day everyone looks forward to.”
“Who doesn't love a good meme to start off their morning and end their week? It was so fun to see the creativity through the school on Thursday. Everyone looked awesome and everyone certainly had fun,” said Kamryn Poe.
Natalie Buchheit replied that she favored Meme day “because there [were] so many different memes that the people dressed up as."
On Friday, there were six winners from the drawing for the pizza prize. They were Emily Mannise, Adam Hoemeyer, Lauren Hoerstkamp, Tim Madden, and Mitchell Meyer. Olivia Williams was also a winner from the drawing, but got a gift card instead of pizza because she was not at school on that Friday.
“I was very excited to find out that I won a gift card to Lancito’s,” said Olivia Williams. “I think Lancito’s has really good pizza, and I am very excited to spend my gift card there.”
Congratulations to all of the pizza winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Red Ribbon Week.