Students win Red Ribbon Week poster contest
W.S. Neal Elementary School’s poster contest during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 28-Nov 1, emphasized the school’s theme of “A Healthy Me is Drug Free!”
This competition was organized by the guidance counselor, Marina Chancery, and second, third and fourth grade classroom teachers.
The teachers selected the three best posters from each classroom and a team of faculty judges selected first, second and third place winners.
Six honorable mention awards were also given.
Bakie’s restaurant in East Brewton donated cupcakes to all winners. Winners also received certificates and free popcorn and Coke coupons from Wind Creek Theater.
First, second and third place winners also got to choose an item from the school store.
Winning posters will be exhibited in the school cafeteria and at Bakie’s followingschool posting week.
Other activities at the school during this week included East Brewton police officers giving drug-free messages to all third graders, American Character Builders speaker, Leroy Cole, speaking to all fourth graders, and Child Advocacy Center personnel speaking to all kindergarten students about good safety rules for Halloween activities.
Stephanie Myrick and Cheryl Neal from CAC also gave reflective bags and stickers that students could use for safe Halloween activities.
Mrs. Chancery also showed DVD’s such as “Natural High” with athletes’ drug free messages, “The Boy Who was Swallowed by the Drug Monster” which is about the monster of addiction, and “Superheroes vs. Inhalants” which gave age appropriate messages about dangerous use of inhalants.
Bracelets, stickers, and coloring activity booklets were also given out during this week. Students assisted the counselor on the intercom each morning with drug-free messages.