Inspirational speaker kicks off Red Ribbon Week at Solana Ranch School

Samuel Nehemiah, a double amputee Paralympic athlete from Nigeria who rose above many challenges, was the guest speaker during Red Ribbon Week at Solana Ranch School. He delivered an inspirational “never give up” message to the students. Nehemiah crawled a mile to school and back because he was determined to get an education.

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign promoting drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse prevention and awareness in youths and their parents. This educational campaign encourages students of every age to choose to live healthy and positive lives and provides parents with the tools to help.

Photos by Jon Clark