‘Red Ribbon Week' for school district

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:11

WESTFALL - Students at Delaware Valley High School promoted Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. This campaign was initiated to celebrate the life and service of DEA agent Kiki Camarena, who grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes and dreams of making a difference. Camarena became a DEA agent and was sent to work undercover in Mexico investigating a major drug cartel. On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent’s side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena’s body was found in a shallow grave. He had been tortured to death. Students were given red bracelets that said, “I choose to be - drug free” and were asked to wear them in honor of Kiki Camarena and in support of a drug abuse free society. Delaware Valley SASA students were responsible for the distribution of bracelets to all students in the school district.