Red Ribbon Week rocks at Carmel Valley Middle School

By Gloria Limas

Students turned it up a notch recently at Carmel Valley Middle School to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Different activities took place each week day, including a crashed car brought on campus demonstrating the dangers of drug and alcohol use. There was also a record number of student drug free pledges signed with red vines handed out as rewards for full participation.

CVMS Assistant Principal Robert Shockney says Red Ribbon week is an important school year event, “It’s vital to our community so that students understand the affect and impact of drug use and how to avoid it when the circumstances arise.”

The middle school also had guest speakers throughout the week. More information and presentations can be found at

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