Madison Consolidated Junior High School recently participated in Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. The program started in 1985 in Calexico, Calif. In 1986, a proclamation was presented to Nancy Reagan, who had initiated nationwide anti-drug programs. The following year, parent teacher organizations in California, Illinois and Virginia wore the red ribbons in late October and November. In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was organized by the National Family Partnership, which was chaired by Reagan.

Top, pictured are just a few members of the staff who supported Red Ribbon Week, from left to right, Montica Brawner; Chricket King; Kris Wood; Sandy Turner; Tim Whitaker, MJHS assistant principal as the school mascot; Jill Mires, MJHS principal; Jeanna Carter; and Vicki Wehner. Below, Whitaker is pictured with Mires. (Submitted photos)