Students saying 'no' to drugs through the arts
Lamar Reese Magnet School of the Arts is showing people that they can help keep students drug free through an artistic outlet.
The school concluded their Red Ribbon Week with a variety of performances from cheerleading to dancing and musical acts to drama acts. No matter the type of performance, all of them had to fit the theme: "Be a superhero: Have the power to say no to drugs."
"It's based solely on the concept that we're instilling in the children the ability to pull within themselves superpowers that we all possess to help them along their path in life," says School Counselor Dr. Tonya McDuffie, who helped coordinate the Red Ribbon Week event.
She says they hope students spread the drug free message to family, friends and even people they ride on the bus with.