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2012 FBLA Red Ribbon Week Activities

    The FBLA assisted with a Red Ribbon Week project on Thursday, October 25.  Members began the activity with the 5th and 6th graders with Paige Schuettler explaining about the effect that any kind of drug has on the human body.  Functions slow down and become so impaired that it is more difficult for a person to complete simple tasks.  This is especially true for tasks that require manual dexterity.
    The 5th and 6th graders were divided into teams of 5.  Then they participated in a relay race where they had to unwrap a piece of candy, chew it and then go back to the line.  They were timed while doing this.  The second round, the activity was repeated; however each student had to wear a glove while they unwrapped the candy.  Time was recorded again.  Then the two times were compared to see how quickly each team accomplished the task in the second round.  A big difference was noted in the two times indicating a definite impairment of the motor skills comparable to being “under the influence.”
    The second activity that the FBLA members worked with the students was to have each student write down a saying showing their desire to stay “drug free”.  These sayings were written on slips of paper and then linked together to form a chain.  The chain was displayed in the Multi-Purpose Room showing that each student supported another.