National Red Ribbon Week happens every year during the last week of October to encourage parents, children and communities to take a visible stand against drugs, alcohol and tobacco use and abuse. This year’s observance takes place Oct. 22 to 26. Red Ribbon Week commemorates the life of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was killed in 1985 by drug dealers in Mexico.
***image1***The last week of October is Red Ribbon Week, a chance for community members to pledge, with the community’s children, to lead a drug-free life. Two members of the KMC’s DEFY group recently talked with the KA.
What do you like best about yourself?
Sammi: I’m a good soccer player
Trey: I am a really good athlete
What is your favorite game or activity? Sammi: Playing with animals
What do you like about the DEFY group?
Sammi: You get to meet new people
Trey: We do a lot of activities
What is your favorite activity to do?
Sammi: Soccer camp
Trey: Play football
Who is your favorite super hero?
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Sammi: Rocky Road
Trey: Chocolate Chip Cookie
If a genie gave you one wish, what would it be?
Sammi: That nothing would go wrong in the world
Trey: That there would be no drugs in the world
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sammi: A famous soccer player
Trey: A doctor
Which person in the world would you love to meet?
Sammi: The singer of Evanescence
Trey: Michael Jordan
What advice would you give other kids about drugs?
Sammi: Don’t do them because they are bad for you
Trey: If you do drugs, you might get addicted