Annual Breakfast Kicks-Off Red Ribbon Week

Annual Breakfast Kicks-Off Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/21/2021
Annual Breakfast Kicks-Off Red Ribbon Week

Each year, Castleberry ISD and The Lions Club of River Oaks join forces with schools and communities across the United States to raise awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs faced by individuals, families, and communities. This annual Red Ribbon Week encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.

The district uses October 23rd through 31st as an opportunity to unite the community to take a visible stand against drugs, while raising awareness of the dangers of the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco for students.

Students are provided with many opportunities to participate in activities which encourage students to make healthy and smart decisions throughout life so dreams and goals can be achieved. The Lions Club poster contest is one of the fun and educational ways students throughout the school district can exhibit creativity while depicting why it is important to be drug-free.

Castleberry ISD hosted the annual Red Ribbon Breakfast last Thursday to recognize the students who placed in the Lions Club International District 2E2 Drug Awareness Youth Poster Contest. This year’s theme for the poster contest asked students to depict the dangers and consequences of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program in honor of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique Camarena who was murdered in 1985 by drug traffickers he was investigating. After his death, people in his hometown began wearing red ribbons to honor Camarena’s sacrifice.

In 1988, the National Family Partnership hosted the first Red Ribbon Week celebration, a celebration which has developed into anti-drug events uniting communities across the nation. The red ribbon has become a universal symbol recognizing the commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in our nation’s communities.

Congratulations to the 2021 Castleberry ISD District 2E2 Red Ribbon Week poster contest winners. The River Oaks Lions Club will submit the winning posters to the district level competition.

2021 Red Ribbon Contest Winners

3rd and 4th Grade

1st Place - Mia Rivera
2nd Place - Edgar Merino
3rd Place - Robert Montano

5th and 6th Grade

1st Place - Oliver Ramirez
2nd Place - Alexis Sanchez

7th through 9th Grade 

1st Place - Santiago Buendia
2nd Place - Julio Rojas
3rd Place - Alejandro Vargas

10th through 12th Grade

1st Place - Alonso Hernandez
2nd Place - Shadya Lopez
3rd Place - Aracely Alvarez

Award Winners