National Red Ribbon Week is promoted annually at Churchville-Chili Senior High School.
Over the years, the campaign’s message of living drug-free was celebrated with group photos of the student body wearing red, hall displays and special assemblies. This year, students took a more active role in the campaign by fielding eight teams for an afternoon of fun on the volleyball courts.
Joined by two teams of teachers, students proved that physical activity and healthy habits work together to create strong, happy lives.
The event was facilitated by a large group of teachers and staff, led by school counselor Tracie Swalbach and physical education teachers Mary Patricia Dewey, Janelle Hernandez and Elizabeth Johnson. Students signed up to participate, and created their own team uniforms and identities like Got Red? and Hugs Not Drugs.
The Red Ribbon volleyball tournament ended a week of drug and alcohol awareness activities at the school.
The National Red Ribbon Campaign started in 1985. It serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Visit for information.