October 23 through October 26 was Red Ribbon week at New Haven High School. All students were encouraged to wear their red ribbon every day and dress up for spirit points.
Red Ribbon week is celebrated to raise awareness for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse and violence prevention. It occurs in October throughout the United States.
On Monday, the dress-up theme was Christmas wear. The saying was “Be Jolly and Don’t do Drugs.” If the students wore their red ribbon, they received a red Jolly Rancher. At the end of the day, juniors had the most spirit points.
Diana Ribera, junior, said, “My favorite day would have to be Christmas because it was interesting seeing other students wearing Christmas sweaters and Christmas decorations.”
On Tuesday, students were encouraged to dress mismatched. The slogan was “Don’t Get Twisted up in Drugs.” If the students wore their red ribbon, they received a red Twizzler. At the end of the day, seniors had the most spirit points.
Lexy Sidwell, sophomore, said, “My favorite day was ‘Don’t Get Twisted’ because it was the most fun to dress up for.”
On Wednesday, students were to dress “official.” The saying was “Make It O’Fish’al, Don’t Do Drugs.” Many interpreted this theme different ways. Some students dressed up fancy or professionally. They also dressed up as referees. Some even dressed up in fishing gear (“o-fish-al”). Students also received a red Swedish Fish if they wore their red ribbon. At the end of the day, seniors had the most spirit points.
Sheny Delgado, freshman, said, “My favorite day was the official day because you could dress up nicer than you usually would for a regular school day.”
On Thursday, students dressed in red. If they wore their red ribbon, students received a Lindor chocolate. At the end of the day, freshmen had the most spirit points.
Hannah Knoppe, sophomore, said, “My favorite day was wear red day because people were putting on red face paint and embracing red.”
Overall, students said that red ribbon week was exciting this year because they received candy and the dress up days were interesting. For a total of 119 spirit points, over the course of the whole week, the junior class won! Good job, StuCo, for a great Red Ribbon week!