Red Ribbon Week ended on a very exciting note for several Scotts Valley elementary and middle school students on Friday. The six students, winners of a poster contest sponsored by the , were picked up from school in the department’s SWAT vehicle and treated to lunch at .
The students all entered their anti-drug posters during the week to bring focus to the , which kicked off on Monday. Red Ribbon week is a national campaign, sponsored locally by the SVPD, to bring awareness to the importance of living a drug-free lifestyle.
The poster contest was opened to Scotts Valley students in grades K-8. The grand prize winner received a $500 gift certificate to . The remaining finalists each received unlimited ride passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Here are this year’s Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest winners:
Grand Prize Winner: Landon Fernald, , entered in the K-3 category.
K-3 Category: Shaashvat Shetty, ; Dominic Osorio, .
4-5 Category: Lian Bragg, Brook Knoll Elementary School; Ramon Nunez, Vine Hill Elementary School.
6-8 Category: Jessie Hohmann, Scotts Valley Middle School.