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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

October 21, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Schools across the nation are celebrating Red Ribbon week and pledging to keep their campuses drug free.

At Thomas County schools, every day has a theme.

Tuesday was "dress for success" day. Wednesday, students will wear red to show off their drug free lifestyle.

The kids are also engaging in a Penny War, collecting money for YMCA. Teachers say it's a fun experience, but they're learning a lot about the dangers of drugs.

"In the health classes they write about the importance of staying off drugs. And we promote to the students through activities to stay away from drugs, and the damage that they can cause to your life," says Lisa Williams, an 8th Grade Counselor at Thomas County Middle School.

The Red ribbon coalition not only promotes staying away from illegal drugs but stresses the importance of not misusing legal drugs.

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