C-C SHS rallys in red for a healthy, drug-free lifestyle

National Red Ribbon Week is promoted annually school-wide at Churchville-Chili High School. Over the years, the campaign’s message of living drug free has been celebrated with huge group photos of the student body wearing red, hall displays and special assemblies. For 2018, students took a more active role in the campaign — literally. They fielded eight teams for an afternoon of healthy fun on the school’s volleyball courts. Joined by two teams of enthusiastic (but woefully outclassed) teachers, students proved that physical activity and healthy habits work together to create strong, happy lives.

The event was facilitated by a large group of teachers and staff, led by school counselor Tracie Swalbach and physical education teachers Mary Patricia Dewey, Janelle Hernandez and Elizabeth Johnson. Students signed up to participate, and created their own team uniforms and identities, like Got Red? and Hugs Not Drugs. The Red Ribbon volleyball tournament ended a week of drug and alcohol awareness activities at the school. 

The National Red Ribbon Campaign (
www.redribbon.org) began in 1985. It serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. 

Photo: Student
volleyball teams created their own unique, Red Ribbon-themed uniforms. 

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