Students Ward Off Drugs with Scarecrows

Students Ward Off Drugs with Scarecrows photo

William E. DeLuca grades K-5 students, staff and PTA members teamed up to create scarecrows as a way to send a message about saying no to drugs. This event honored Red Ribbon Week, which is an annual campaign that raises awareness to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and violence.

With 20 classes participating in the event, students marched outside the building and were put into groups, where they took handfuls of hay and eagerly stuffed the dressings of different scarecrow heroes and characters. This included characters such as Peter Pan, Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible from Disney’s “The Incredibles,” Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen,” The Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz,” a North Babylon football player, and other creative scarecrow versions. After students were done stuffing and decorating their scarecrow, they strapped them to the fence along the building, as a way to ward off drugs.    

DeLuca Principal Vincent Fantauzzi said that the premise is that these newly scarecrow transformed heroes and characters will help students be brave when taking a stand against drugs.