HHS students make the pledge to be drug-free

HHS students make the pledge to be drug-free
Posted on 11/03/2017
HHS students make the pledge to be drug-free

Harlandale High School hosted a variety of fun and engaging activities during National Red Ribbon Week, Oct.23-31, to remind students of the dangers of drug use.

This year’s theme is “Your future is key, so stay drug free” – a fitting message for HHS educators, who focus on teaching students about decisions and consequences, especially when it comes to drug and alcohol use.

Throughout Red Ribbon Week, students were engaged in events that promoted a drug-free and healthy lifestyle.

“The HHS Counseling Center provided activities as a fun way to start or continue the conversation about drugs and healthy choices,” Harlandale High School Social Worker Michael Bustos said. “Students are more receptive if they are engaged and given concrete visible examples of decision making.”    

Some of the activities included making a pledge to be drug free, wearing “intoxication” goggles, and participating in a Marine Corps pull-up challenge and a U.S. Army push-up challenge. On the last day, the students were able to drive a simulator to experience the dangers of texting and driving.

“Overall, students really enjoyed each activity. Oftentimes, students are hesitant to come out and try something new. But once they did, many questions were asked and answered.  Hopefully, if the student are faced with difficult decisions, they can reflect on their experiences of Red Ribbon Week,” Bustos concluded.

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