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Local students celebrate Red Ribbon Week with helicopter flyover

IMPERIAL VALLEY RED RIBBON

BRAWLEY, Calif. - It’s Red Ribbon Week in Imperial Valley as schools take part in the week-long campaign to say no to drugs.

 

Students at the Phil D. Swing Elementary School in Brawley, Calif. spelled out a message for a helicopter flyover.

 

This year’s theme at Phil Swing is, the key to success is being drug-free.

 

 “One of the things that we push here at Phil Swing is that success is happiness in your heart knowing that you give 100 percent and it’s from Coach John Wooden,” said Elizabeth Casey, Principal at Phil D. Swing Elementary School.

 

Students gathered to form a big key alongside #PS future, PS standing for Phil Swing.

 

 “This is our fourth year that we come out to the field and reach supports us coming out and taking a picture,” explained Casey.

 

Students began to chant, “Phil Swing, drug free, Phil Swing, drug free, Phil Swing, drug free!”

 

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated all week long with a different message for each day.

 

 “Monday it was mix match day, to motivate the kids, sometimes there’s things that are not matching but we have to kind of have to make the best out of it and because we are all unique,” said Casey.

Tuesday was superhero day, Wednesday was the reach flyover, followed by crazy hair day on Thursday because sometimes things can get crazy in life and that’s okay.

 

On Friday students will participate in a fall festival and wear costumes to hide away from drugs.

 

 “We want our kids to be able to make the right choices all the time, even when they are on their own we want them to know that it’s important in order to be successful in life to always, always think about themselves and their health,” added Casey.


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