ES middle schoolers show drug-free pride

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Eureka Springs Middle School students display the signs they made for Red Ribbon Week.
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By Haley Schichtl

Several students at Eureka Springs Middle School created signs to be displayed around the school for Red Ribbon Week.

Sixth-grader Aiden Honeycutt said some of the students volunteered to make the signs during their art class. Honeycutt’s sign said “Be happy, be safe, be kind, be drug-free.”

Sixth-grader JJ Adams said the students worked on the signs for the past few weeks, and they spent some time on Thursday, Oct. 22, taking pictures of them.

Adams said he decided to use images instead of words on his sign. He drew dragons to represent Eureka Springs Middle School.

“Some bad things happen to people as they do drugs,” Adams said. “I learned that if someone’s doing drugs, I should help them get out of it.”

Fifth-grader Avery Freeman said her sign said “Be drug-free.”

Fifth grader Marie Jaramillo said that she learned that if she sees someone using drugs, she should tell an adult.

Her sign said “Be drug-free” and “No drugs allowed.”

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