Richmond County School System celebrated National Red Ribbon Week

National Red Ribbon Week was celebrated in style at Westside High School with a community-wide Red Ribbon Rally. The rally was a collaborative effort of Garrett Elementary, A. Brian Merry, Warren Road, Westside High, and Laney High.  

William Avery, current President of Basketball Operations for the Augusta 706ers and member of Westside’s 1995 state championship basketball team, Duke University standout, and Minnesota Timberwolf, assisted with the official ribbon cutting. Devon Harris from Full Circle Refuge Juvenile Justice Ministries was the guest speaker. Twenty local agencies and vendors were also on-hand to offer information on a variety of topics and resources.

Our goal is to give hope to families and allow them to see that dugs do not have to destroy lives . . . with the wraparound resources available today, families have more support than ever!
— Dr. Lutricia Parkman, School Counselor, Garrett Elementary