As part of the “Plant the Promise” event, Wallkill Valley Regional High School students planted 100 red tulip bulbs, Monday, October 28, in the high school’s front flower beds.
Art Teacher MaryRose Potanka explained the school was selected to participate, and The Center for Prevention and Counseling sponsored the event with all of the planting supplies.
Per Potanka, each fall, Red Ribbon Week is a nationally recognized initiative, emphasizing prevention education and commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life. This year Red Ribbon Week was observed from Oct. 23-31,
Plant the Promise celebrates Red Ribbon Week by encouraging students to plant red flower bulbs, which bloom in spring and remind everyone of the importance and beauty of living a drug-free life. Furthermore, the event provides students an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, take a break from daily stress, and see the rewards of something beautiful.