Conococheague students show their anti-drugs messages

November 15, 2004

WILLIAMSPORT - Conococheague Elementary students got into the swing of Red Ribbon Week with the help of art teacher Deborah Geis, who guided students in grades two through five in making posters proclaiming the need to, "Just Say No!" for school and community distribution.

The prize-winning posters are on display at the M&T Bank in Clear Spring, whose employees sponsored the first-place prize. Prizes were awarded to the following:

Grade five - First place, Katelyn Steele; second, Quinn Hoover; and third, Virginia Livingston.

Grade four - First place, Olivia Baker; second, Morgan Pettner; and third, Tiffany James.

Grade three - First place, Chris Meuse; second, Abby Recabo; and third, Lauren Martin.

Grade two - First place, Tabitha Thacker; second, Anna Myers; and third, Myra Johnson.

To introduce and explain Red Ribbon Week, Geis showed the video "Red Ribbon Week" to students.

Monday, Oct. 25, was "Team Up against Drugs" day. Students and staff members wore his or her favorite team school shirt and red ribbons.


Tuesday was "Reach for the Stars Day." Students made pledges on stars to say "no" to drugs and alcohol and "Reach for the Stars." The poster of stars is on display in the main hallway.

Wednesday was celebrated by "Put a Cap on Drugs" day. Everyone was allowed to wear his or her favorite hat in school.

On Thursday, students "Socked It to Drugs." Students and staff wore their favorite fun socks to school to demonstrate the spirit of "socking" drugs out of their lives.

Friday was career day. Students celebrated looking forward to bright careers by dressing in clothes demonstrating a career of interest to them.

- Submitted by Karen King, school counselor

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