Every year, for the past 14 years, students in teacher Margaret Brongo’s Life Skills class at Churchville-Chili High School have handcrafted decorative holiday favors and donated the money raised to local charities.
For 2018, SHS students took a more active role in promoting the message of National Red Ribbon Week — literally. They fielded eight teams for an afternoon of healthy fun on the school’s volleyball courts. Joined by two teams of enthusiastic (but woefully outclassed) teachers, students proved that physical activity and healthy habits work together to create strong, happy lives.
The event was facilitated by a large group of teachers and staff, led by school counselor Tracie Swalbach and physical education teachers Mary Patricia Dewey, Janelle Hernandez and Elizabeth Johnson. Students signed up to participate, and created their own team uniforms and identities, like Got Red? and Hugs Not Drugs. The Red Ribbon volleyball tournament ended a week of drug and alcohol awareness activities at the school.