South Whittier School District schools participated in Red Ribbon Week October 23rd to October 27th through various spirit days and a California Highway Patrol assembly that motivated students to say no to drugs.
The California Highway patrol visited every school in the district to speak to students and give them demonstrations. They talked about the importance of saying no to drugs and staying motivated to keep their education and career goals in mind. They shared the impact drugs can have on individuals and how using drugs can interfere with their goals and dreams.
One officer shared his own story and how he always dreamed of becoming a police officer since he was in kindergarten. He shared how he always kept that goal in mind to do well in school and achieve his career goal.
After officers spoke with students they showed students their equipment and gave some demonstrations. A helicopter flew over the assembly and two motorcycle officers rode their motorcycles in sync with each other doing a variety of drills. One female motorcycle was in attendance and she is one of only two female motorcycle officers in the state of California.
After the assembly officers stayed to talk to students, pass out officer badge stickers, and take photos.