Cassville Intermediate School announces 2015 Red Ribbon essay winners
Jolie Evans -- Mrs. Craig's fifth grade class
Don't do drugs.
Drugs are bad for you and do harmful things to your body and brain. Sometimes people think drugs will help them think better, be more popular, and become better athletes.
A drug can be helpful or harmful. The effects of drugs can vary depending upon the kind of drug taken or how much is taken. Some people think one little bit won't hurt, but once you start it can be hard to quit.
Drugs can make you ill. Some drugs are illegal and can get you into trouble. Drugs can separate you from your family and friends.
Drugs can affect your mind and you can forget a lot of things you might need to know. Some people experiment with prescription drugs because they think they will lose weight, fit in, and/or study more effectively.
Some people think prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs. Prescription drugs are only safe for people who are sick and have prescriptions.
They are safe because a doctor has examined them and gave them that medicine for a specific sickness. Others think prescription drugs are more powerful because you need a prescription to use it.
No matter what type of drug they are using, drug abusers have trouble at school, home, and with friends.
So say NO to drugs!
Jacob Martinez-Maldonado -- Mrs. Farwell's fifth grade class
Drugs Are Evil.
You should never do drugs.
As the title says they are evil. Drugs could ruin your health. Drugs could also get you addicted to them. You should show respect to your family, your community, and most importantly yourself. Only use drugs properly like when you are sick.
Don't even use drugs the bad and disrespectful way like using drugs for no reason or using them when you don't need them.
To be respectful to your family, community and most importantly to yourself, you have to make the right choices.
The correct and good choice is to not do drugs or drink alcohol. The bad and guilty choice is to use drugs the wrong way and /or to drink a lot of alcohol.
There are a lot of choices to make in life and this is one of those choices. Do you want to do drugs?
This should be a fast and easy answer -- the answer should be NO!
Reese Heiden -- Mrs. Wilson's fifth Grade Class
Love Yourself Enough to Not Do Drugs
Don't do drugs just because they make you feel high.
You will look like a clown and may even die.
You may end up in jail and need bail.
Your family will cry when they have to say goodbye.
So respect yourself and don't do drugs -- and you'll get more hugs.