Murray Middle School Announces the Winners of Their SWAT/Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest
October 31, 2020

The Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Club at Murray Middle School, led by Mrs. Cynthia Bishop, recently sponsored and promoted a poster contest on their campus. The contest was held to bring awareness to Red Ribbon Week and tobacco prevention throughout the campus.

6th grade winners are Marissa Coates, 1st place winner and Saige Wasson, 2nd place winner.

Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.

Evan Anderson, 1st place winner for 7th grade.

Malina Bhola, 1st place winner for 8th grade.

In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Entries in the contest featured a variety of educational messages to spread the facts about tobacco and drug abuse to their classmates.  The contest was sponsored by the Murray Middle School SWAT Club, led by Mrs. Cynthia Bishop, and promoted campus wide.

For more information on the Martin County SWAT Chapter, contact Kim Nash at