PARIS, TX -- Around the nation Red Ribbon Week encourages students to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
North Lamar students took part in anti-drug themed activities throughout the week.
"I think the more that they get involved the more that they can take ownership in something they believe in," said Art teacher Lena Spencer. "It's catchy, other kids want to get involved and they see that it's a cool thing to do, to not do drugs."
Senior, Dayton Thibodeaux says the themes allow students to show that they support being drug free.
"I strongly believe that we here at North Lamar stand proudly and can say that we can stand together as Panthers and be drug free," said Thibodeaux
Junior, Aaryn Honeywood says students do not have to fold to the peer pressure of doing drugs and alcohol.
"I think it helps to show that there are other options that you are not alone, there are people that have problems doing this," said Honeywood. "There is always help here at North Lamar, because we are one big family."
School officials say children whose parents warn them about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs are less likely to use them.