Schools across the nation celebrate “Red Ribbon Week” each October with contests and activities to promote lifestyles that are tobacco, alcohol and other drug-free. In Kentucky, it is also time to celebrate “Arts and Humanities Month.”
Combining these themes, Operation UNITE challenged each UNITE Club member to create posters with an anti-drug message.
As an incentive, the winning student’s club will receive a Halloween party and entrants will have their works on display during one of the “Fire In The Mountains” prayer rallies to be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Old Corbin Civic Center in Corbin, and Somerset Christian School auditorium in Somerset.
Winners were selected at the elementary, middle and high school levels:
• Elementary School — Maggie Creech, Red River Valley Elementary in Wolfe County
• Middle School (tie) — Jackson Cromer, Rockcastle County Middle in Rockcastle County
• Middle School (tie) — Morgan Blair, Courtney Boggs, Kaitlin Fields, Taylor Fox, Anna Morris and Sidney Mullins, Whitesburg Middle in Letcher County
• High School — Karrie Frazier, Whitley County High in Whitley County