Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/18/2019
A group of students with the River Oaks Lions Club in the CISD board room to receive awards for their Red Ribbon Week posters

The winners of Castleberry ISD's annual Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest were honored during the annual breakfast celebration on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The theme of this year's poster contest is "The dangers and/or consequences in the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs."

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ramos began the event by greeting and welcoming all of the student artists, their parents, and CISD Art Teachers, Principals, and Administrators. River Oaks' Lions' Jim Bryon introduced fellow Lions Lacy Waters and Ralph Cano and the three Lions Club members presented each artist wit ha certificate and a pin.

Artists were recognized in four categories: 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, 7th through 9th grade, and 10th through 12th grade.

Winners of the 2019 Red Ribbon Contest

3rd and 4th Grade

1st Place- Makayla Warble
2nd Place- Camila Resendiz
3rd Place- Maxi Shumake

5th and 6th Grade

1st Place- Channing Ferrel
2nd Place- Taylor Maxie
3rd Place- Madalynne Etheredge

7th through 9th

1st Place- Victoria Dominguez
2nd Place- Elise Lopez
3rd Place- Samiah Lozano

10th through 12th

1st Place- Carolina Baez
2nd Place- Stephanie Torres
3rd Place- Jymika Rush

Following the presentations, Amy Kuhns, CISD College and Career Counselor, introduced the guest speaker, Kyle Pillans, from Bricolage Behavioral Health. Ms. Pillans graduated from the University of North Texas Where she was educated to work with individuals who experience physical, mental, and emotional difficulties and disabilities. She now works with local schools and community partners to train professionals, educate the community and provide care to children and families. She spoke to the group at the breakfast about the necessity of knowing how young children can be effected by drug abuse, recognizing drug abuse in others, and the need for outreach in community.

CISD would like to give a special thank you to the River Oaks Lions Club, the talented student artists, their supportive parents, and the district's art teachers. Since the beginning of hte school year, the art teachers have been working hard with the students to get these posters ready for the competition.

For the next step in the competition, the River oaks Lions Club will submit the winning posters to the district level competition where they will compete with other students in the North Texas area in January, 2020.