Nearly every La Cañada High School student wore a red wristband this week that said, "I choose to be drug-free."
The wristbands were handed out to every LCHS student as part of Red Ribbon Week, which was organized by La Cañada High's Parent Teacher Student Association.
The Red Ribbon Campaign, a national event first adopted by the state PTA in 1986, calls parents, students and teachers to action and attempts to present a visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.
All La Cañada Unified School District campuses participated in Red Ribbon Week, as each school site arranged a number of activities from Oct. 4 to 8, including essay and poster design contests, school assemblies and other visible reminders about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.
Nationally, the week falls on Oct. 25 to 29, but the event was moved up two weeks in La Cañada Unified so it could take place a week before La Cañada High's homecoming.