Students Spread Awareness About Substance Abuse

Students Spread Awareness About Substance Abuse photo
Red Ribbon week was recently recognized at Carle Place Middle School and High School, led by the club SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). The Red Ribbon campaign is a national campaign that is working to spread awareness about the use of illegal drugs and tobacco products and how these products can destroy someone’s life. Red Ribbon week started in 1985, as a way to educate people, especially teens, so that they have a better chance to live out healthy, and happy lives. Students in SADD at Carle Place High School decorated the entire school with red ribbons in the hallways and on doors, with helpful information sheets pinned up in the hallways and messages on teacher's doors for everyone to read. 

Moreover, if you were driving by Carle Place MS/HS you might have seen the red ribbons tied to the big trees in front of the school, to make sure that everyone in the community was aware of what was going on in the school. Additionally, on the Monday morning of Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 15), students from SADD handed out stickers and bookmarks at the main entrance encouraging students to be safe and smart, especially since it was also Homecoming Week. 

By Alexa Mastrangelo