Malletts Bay School will begin Red Ribbon Week with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25. Representatives from Colchester Rescue, Colchester Fire Department, Colchester Police Department, and Colchester Parks and Recreation will attend the ceremony, as will Superintendent of Schools Larry Waters.
The flag-raising ceremony was proposed by fifth grader Shiann Lavalley in an essay presented to Principal Julie Benay. Lavalley wrote, “I think it would be a good idea to have an MBS school flag for outside on the flagpole. It would show what good students and Ospreys we are. Then everyone can see that we respect our community.”
Malletts Bay School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program, during the week of October 24. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events, students across the nation pledge to live drug-free lives. The week also pays tribute to DEA Special Agent Enriqué “Kiki” Camarena. Camarena, who also served as a firefighter and police investigator, was an undercover agent who worked to infiltrate and destroy drug-trafficking operations prior to his death in 1985.
For more information, please contact Principal Julie Benay at (802) 264-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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