Fourth grade students and staff members at Rodriguez Elementary School got in the spirit of Red Ribbon Week by hosting a celebration for students across Texas on Oct. 22.
Rodriguez with the assistance of Region One, digitally broadcasted their celebration of living a drug-free life to over 900 elementary and middle school students.
Author Ricky Pittman was the special guest of the day, and spoke with the students about the importance of leading healthy lifestyle. He also performed the song Red Ribbon Day: A Song for Kiki. Pittman wrote the song in dedication of Kiki Camarena, A DEA Agent dedicated to keeping the world drug-free.
“This week is dedicated to teaching our students about the importance of Red Ribbon Week,” said Traci Gonzalez, principal at Rodriguez. “The students went over the song before today and were able to perform with Ricky Pittman. It is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved.”
Each student at Rodriguez was given the chance to participate throughout the day. At the end of each presentation, students were offered a scroll, which represented a promise to be healthy, happy and drug-free, said Norlene Chamberlain, counselor at Rodriguez.
Red Ribbon Week events will continue to take place at multiple campuses throughout the week.