The Red Ribbon Week Campaign for Drug-Free Youth was initiated in 1985 following the murder of Federal Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers.  The red ribbon was designated as the symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug-free life style.  The Red Ribbon Week Program provides an opportunity for communities to unite and raise awareness of alcohol and other drug abuse.  RAYSAC is excited about promoting Red Ribbon Week in the Roanoke Valley as an excellent way to demonstrate our commitment to a drug-free community.

Red Ribbon Week was recognized October 23-30, 2016 for the Roanoke Valley.

The following schools won in our contest:

ALL ABOARD AWARD: Central Academy Middle School

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD: Lord Botetourt High School

SHEDDING LIGHT AWARD: James River High School

OUTSIDE THE BOX AWARD: Crystal Springs Elementary

EYE CATCHING AWARD: Cave Spring Middle School



Some of our poster and media contest winners.

High School Winners:

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