On Wednesday, some of the area’s top law enforcement officials were walking the halls of Tucumcari’s middle and elmentary schools.
They were on a mission — a mission to find some of the best anti-drug messages produced by Tucumcari’s youth.
Judging projects from hand-colored posters to decorated classroom doors were Daniel Lopez, consultant to the Tucumcari Police Department, New Mexico State Police officers Paul Bell and Michael Griego and Quay County Sheriff Joe Schallert.
When officers take time out of their busy schedules, it shows the kids of Tucumcari that they are important and encourages them to stay away from drugs, said Bobbie White, coordinator of Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week educates youth about the dangers of drugs and emphasizes a drug free message. Contests in the schools support the drug free message, White said.
Contest winners recieved a pizza party and are:
Kaylene Davis’ 6th Grade class
Heather Massey’s 3rd Grade Class
Teri Dunlap’s 5th Grade Class.
The younger Pre-K through 2nd grade participated in a coloring contest and those results will be available next week.
Winners from the Red Ribbon Carnival on Saturday are:
First prize of $75, Road Runner 4-H Club
Second prize of $50,Vickie Sisneros with the Chinese Golf Game
Third prize goes to the Parent Group-Class of 2009 for Face Painting
Special recognition to Renee Fitts, CYFD-Roswell for her information booth on adoption.