CPC, Peer Helpers team up for Red Ribbon

ECHS Peer Helpers

Escambia County High School Peer Helpers, with the assistance of the Children’s Policy Council facilitated a number of Red Ribbon activities for fellow students Monday, October 23.

Drivers of a pedal-operated vehicle were given goggles (one pair that simulated being impaired due to alcohol, another marijuana) to wear as they drove around and between cones which represented people or objects.

Other students tried to walk a straight line. No problem without the goggles. Big problem with the goggles.

And other students shot basketball. Again, the goggles were a clear indicator that alcohol and marijuana affect ability.

ECHS Peer Helpers are shown, from left, front, Kameran Boggan, Billie Jean McKinley, Alexis Davis, Adonis Williams, Olivia Simmons, Christiara Jones, sponsor Ashley Trawick; middle, James Wilson, Jada Johnson, Zaria Smith, Diamond Kidd, Darieon Gibson, Jasmine Rivers; back, Jacala Nickson, Rickeyonna Johnson, Shadiamond Harris, Darrien Abrams, Adrienne Tedder, Josaline Hollinger. Not pictured: Darriona Nichols and Nicholas Davison.

Ariona Sutton tries driving impaired