Harrison Co students dance, scream at drug free rally
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
This is Red Ribbon Week and schools across South Mississippi are
setting aside some time to encourage students to take a stand against
drugs and other dangerous substances. On Thursday, one Harrison County
school hosted a pep rally to get everyone pumped-up about going
It was a very loud morning at Crossroads Elementary
School as more than 550 students jumped to their feet and screamed at
the top of their lungs. The goal of the pep rally: The louder, the
Crossroads Elementary wanted to know which grade has the
most spirit when it comes to keeping drugs out of their lives. The
winning class will receive a prize and bragging rights.
will be people who come up to you. They will offer you different things.
You have to stand strong in what you believe in and what you know is
morally correct, and you have to say 'no,'" Principal Natasha Williams
told the young crowd.
Each grade had to come up with its own drug-free theme and creative banner. Then, the classes took turns strutting their stuff.
"Wobble, wobble, shake it, shake it. Drugs, drugs, we don't take it," one class chanted.
"Hey, hey, what do you say? I'm drug free and I like it that way," chanted another class.
"We got to perform, we got to show the loudest, that we love to be drug free. So it was fun," said sixth grader Brilee Booth.
"Our best spirit goes to fifth grade!" the principal announced.
students learned that even though they were competing against each
other, when it comes to drugs, they need to team-up. After the pep
rally, the students returned to class and signed a card pledging to go