Dress Down for Red Ribbon Week

Mrs Heming, English Teacher, and Lindsey Wolf, Junior, dressing as twins for Thursdays “dress down” theme.

Levi Bettinger, News Editor

The week of October 25th was Red Ribbon week at Pine Grove Area High School. Red Ribbon week is to promote a drug free student body, and every day has a drug free theme. Red Ribbon week got started after a DEA Agent was kidnapped and murdered, who was trying to bust a multi-million dollar drug ring. Red Ribbons were worn in his honor, and in 1988, Nancy Regan started the first official red ribbon week. 

“The purpose is to bring awareness to the danger of drugs,” said Mrs Culbert, SADD advisor. “We plan to continue the dress down weeks in the future. We raised $175 during the dress code violation day that will be donated.” 

There were five ‘dress down’ days this year: Pajama Day, Twin Day, Dress Code Violation Day, Dress like a Teacher Day, and Costume Day. Both students and teachers participated in Red Ribbon Week. For the Dress Code Violation Day, students could wear ripped jeans or hats, for a small fee of $1. All the money raised was donated to ‘Teen Challenge’, a teen drug use prevention agency.      

There was a high level of participation from students and teachers alike for all the dress down days. Crazy hats, and amazing costumes, the students and staff of Pine Grove Area High School did not disappoint.