Salyards MS student wins national Red Ribbon Week photo contest

December 20, 2019

Salyards MS student wins national Red Ribbon Week photo contest
Salyards Middle School eighth grade student Ashley Trapp submitted this photo to the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. Trapp’s photo received the most votes in Region 4, making her the winner.

Dec. 20, 2019—Salyards Middle School eighth grade student Ashley Trapp won the Region 4 Red Ribbon Week photo contest hosted by the National Family Partnership.

The National Family Partnership hosts the annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest, which is held in conjunction with the national celebration of Red Ribbon week. The contest invites schools across the country to submit photos that incorporate the year’s theme. This year’s theme was “Send a Message, Stay Drug Free.”

Trapp’s submission was a photo of Salyards students walking with a sign with the theme painted on it. Trapp’s photo received the most votes in Region 4.

“I was surprised by the support my photo received,” Trapp said. “I’m very proud that my photo was able to help create awareness of a drug-free school.”

Like schools throughout the country and CFISD, Salyards celebrates the week by having special theme days throughout the week. Trapp thought the photo contest would be an additional way to celebrate.

“Salyards always participates with daily themes for Red Ribbon Week so I wanted to participate, too, in a different way,” Trapp said. “I’m happy my photograph helped celebrate Red Ribbon Week.”

“I was so proud to see Ashley’s photograph help promote the awareness of a drug free community,” said Justin Lamarche, Salyards yearbook teacher. “Our school and community were amazing in their support of our cause.”  

Trapp’s winning photo was among more than 400 entries submitted. More than 23,000 votes were cast in support of the submissions.

Visit the Red Ribbon website for more information.

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