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Scenic Park Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Scenic Park Elementary, The Alaska National Guard Counterdrug Support program and The Drug Enforcement Agency celebrated Red Ribbon Week, Monday, Oct. 31.
Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 after Camarena Club members presented the "Camarena Club Proclamation" to then First Lady Nancy Reagan, bringing it national attention. Later that summer, parent groups in California, Illinois, and Virginia began promoting the wearing of red ribbons nationwide during late October.
The Camarena Club was formed by Congressman Duncan Hunter and high school friend Henry Lozano, launched in Calexico, California. In honor of Enrique (Kiki) S. Carmarena. Carmarena was a DEA agent that was kidnapped on February 7, 1985 and found murdered on March 5, 1985. He was 37 years.
The theme of this year's Red Ribbon Week is "Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free."™ the Theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free.
During Monday's Red Ribbon Week Assembly at Scenic Park Elementary, Ak National Guard members talked about healthy living and healthy choices and the importance of being drug free. They talked about the dangers of smoking and the effects it has on your health and lungs.
Students also had the opportunity to get candy, meet guard members and DEA Agents and check out their vehicles.