Wapato High School students take pledge to be drug and alcohol free

Wapato High School students take pledge to be drug and alcohol free

Dozens of Wapato High School students took a pledge to stay drug and alcohol free Wednesday as part of Red Ribbon Week. It’s designed to raise awareness about the dangers and destruction of substance abuse in America.

Students got the chance to “plant the promise” this afternoon. Those who have taken a pledge planted red tulip bulbs in the school’s courtyard.

In the spring, the bulbs will bloom into vibrant red tulips and serve as a reminder of the pledge each student took to stay drug and alcohol free.

Yareli Perez took the pledge. She said, “I see how drugs and alcohol affect people, not just themselves but it affects family, relatives, close friends and stuff like that.”

Perez said she feels supported seeing so many of her peers make the same pledge.

Members of Wapato High School’s prevention club organized the event and say planting flowers is a symbol of hope and a great way to involve their fellow peers in this year’s red ribbon week campaign.