Newport Schools Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Newport Schools are celebrating Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. The ultimate goal is to create  a drug free America. Red Ribbon week was established in 1985 to remember DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, killed by drug traffickers in Mexico fighting the battle of illegal drugs.
At Richards Elementary School, students are planting tulips in the front of the school with the help of students from the Sugar River Technical Center horticulture department. Towle School is also planting tulips in addition to an educational program by school counselor Georgia Scott.
Newport Middle High School is celebrating all week starting with wearing boots to stamp out drug abuse.

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