ITC Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Day

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The students at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central have been taking part in Red Ribbon Week and dedicated October 28th as Red Ribbon Day at the school.  Students spent the week educating themselves and one another about drug awareness and prevention.
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.  The students in Ms. Furcinito’s forensics class used this case to study how forensics were used to track down the drug cartel who murdered the DEA agent.  The class also took part in making red ribbon pins, encouraging students to sign drug-free commitments and playing interactive games to educate their peers about drug abuse

In addition 10 members of Teen Institute played an integral role in making Red Ribbon Day a success at ITC.  They were instrumental in helping with the preparation for the day and carrying out of the Red Ribbon message.  In total more than 200 students and staff signed pledges to stay drug free and wore red ribbons in support of drug free schools and communities.

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