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Larned celebrates Red Ribbon week
fifth grade
Red Ribbon Week was celebrated at Larned Middle School recently. Fifth-grade students learned about the effects of drugs and alcohol. - photo by Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune

LARNED — Larned Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a variety of activities which brought attention to the dangers of both alcohol and drugs.  
The students and staff wore red to support Red Ribbon Week.  
A bulletin board was set up all week with information concerning the effects of drinking, smoking, and doing drugs.  
Throughout the week, students signed and hung pledge cards to not take part in these harmful activities.  
Parents were given brochures concerning these issues at parent-teacher conferences and also encouraged to sign pledge cards as well.  
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Dorothy Keenan, an LHS junior, who also works at the Pawnee County Health Department, along with Kaitlyn Finger, Braeden Corman, Amanda Lessard, Madison Erway, and Madison Gleason, conducted a panel with the LMS students which discussed the advantages of staying drug-free.  
Other Red Ribbon Week activities included enrichment activities in the classroom about the effects of drugs, prizes being awarded for students who wore their red ribbons throughout the week, planting of red tulips by the environment science class, and attending a “Be Amazing” Camfel motivational production assembly.  Sherry Pruter, the Larned Middle School counselor, supervised the event.
Throughout the week, the students and staff had theme days to bring attention to several issues.
• Monday, Super Hero Day
• Tuesday, Future Career Day
• Wednesday, Fashion Disaster Day
• Thursday, Formal Day
• Friday, Respect Yourself!