St. Michael the Archangel High School observed Red Ribbon Week during the last week of January with a variety of activities.
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of issues affecting high school students, such as impaired driving, drugs and alcohol, and consequences of their decision making, according to a news release. The issues were introduced through prayer and statistics in the morning announcements each day.
On the first day of the week-long program, students wore red accessories as part of the “Red-y to live a drug free life” promotion, while on Tuesday the “Don’t Txt/Tweet N Drv” campaign allowed students to commit to safe driving by signing a banner to not text or tweet while driving.
On Wednesday, students had the chance to send a “nice-gram” to teachers and classmates as a way to show how kindness affects others.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Michael Talley visited the school on Thursday with a message about safe driving and the effects of decision-making. Also featured was an impaired driving simulation where students got to experience driving a tricycle while wearing impairment goggles.
Red Ribbon Week wrapped on Friday with Black Out Day in which students wore yellow shirts and remained in silence throughout the day to bring attention to the number of deaths associated with impaired driving.