PHOTOS: Baldwin Students Pay Homage to Kiki Camarena and Red Ribbon Week
Many B-W students took to the high school atrium during eighth period on Thursday.
October is usually pink ribbon month, but Baldwin High School has been filled with red recently.
That was never more true than during eighth period on Thursday when a number of Baldwin High seniors wore red clothing to form a ribbon in the school atrium. Members of Baldwin High's T.I. Sparks club and student council, wearing white to play the part of lives lost due to drug- and alcohol-related accidents, then lined part of the ribbon to set up a perfect photo opportunity.
Baldwin Principal Kevin J. O'Toole and student council sponsor Steven Sinning—an English teacher and a 2002 BHS graduate—guided the students into place on the atrium floor. Gifted Coordinator Debbie Reynolds was the eye in the sky.
(View the photos in the gallery above.)
The students were celebrating the life of deceased U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officer Enrique "Kiki" S. Camarena, who was killed in the line of duty in 1985, as part of Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week at Baldwin included other events, as well. For example, Friday's Team Up Against Drugs Day—students will wear their favorite team sports apparel—and Monday's Scare Away Drugs! Day—Halloween costumes—are still scheduled.