Students vow a drug-free life at Red Ribbon Week

By Dale Lendrum
Western Sun News Editor and
De Mario Davis
Western Sun staff writer

The Associated Students of Golden West College celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week from Oct. 22 – 25 by participating in a multi-themed series of activities put on throughout the week.

Sponsored by the ASGWC, events took place on the Student Center patio from Mon., Oct. 22 – Thurs, Oct 25. with hundreds of students taking part in the festivities and contests.

Over 100 students posted their pledges to live a drug free life upon the pillars around the Student Center Patio Stage.

An “on the spot” poetry contest kicked off the week’s events Mon. Oct. 22 with contestants offering their free form flows on what it means to be a drug free individual. Jaime Arellano and London Pietrini were the proud winners of two movie tickets each for their entries.

On Tuesday students sported glasses symbolizing that they don’t see any drugs in their future while Wednesday found them “putting a cap on drugs” by wearing red hats and caps.

On Thurs. Oct. 25, faculty joined students in wearing “red” to promote a drug free campus and lifestyle.

An “on the spot” drawing contest pitted students creating drawings symbolizing how they felt about being drug free. Shantel Ziegler and Heather Smith took away a pair of movie tickets each for their efforts.

ASGWC Activities Commissioner, Lizbett Rodriguez stated that “she was very pleased and excited to see so many drug free pledges from our GWC students as well as the participants who joined the On the spot-poetry and drawing contests, everything went great.”

There were also giveaways throughout the week including drug free wristbands, rubber footballs, key chains, Red Ribbon pins, Red Vine licorice, and fruit punch.

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