Community Compliance Red Ribbon Week

Community and school leaders joined students from several community schools and members of the Rushmore Optimist Club at the annual Red Ribbon Week kick-off event. The event took place in the lobby of the Summit Arena. The event was moved this year due to renovations at Dinosaur Park.

Mayor Steve Allender shared his comments on the importance of keeping youth in the community drug-free and presented a mayoral proclamation declaring Rapid City Red Ribbon Week.

Schools presented large ribbons signed by students committed to staying drug-free. The ribbons were combined to form a larger ribbon which was later displayed next to The Monument sign outside the arena. The Rapid City Central Junior ROTC program also provided a fun display.

Students from the following schools participated (in order of presentation): South Park Elementary, Southwest Middle, East Middle, North Middle, West Middle, Central High, Knollwood Elementary, Robbinsdale Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Black Hawk Elementary, Valley View Elementary, South Canyon Elementary, Corral Elementary, St. Thomas More Middle, and South Middle.

The student winners of the annual art competition have been recognized and the winning works will be featured on large and small community billboards.

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