Sunny Hill students learn during Drug Awareness Week


Sunny Hill students participated in activities during Drug Awareness Week, October 24-31. Lt. Willis from the Brownsville Police Department brought his drug dog to do a demonstration during the morning meeting. Then students participated in the following during the week: Monday – Sock it to Drugs – (students wore crazy socks); Tuesday – Give Drugs the Boot – (students wore boots); Wednesday – Pink, Pink – Drugs Really Stink – (students wore pink shirts); Thursday – White Out Drugs – (students wore white shirts); and on Friday – Khaki – Khaki – Drugs Make You Wacky (students wore khaki pants/skirts). Students received Drug Awareness bracelets and stickers on Friday.

Students also received a special treat on Friday, October 28, when Trooper Keith Pinner visited the school. Trooper Pinner is an officer with the Special Operations Division of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Before the program began, Trooper Pinner placed several bags and containers around the gym, one of which contained a bag of marijuana. Then, he brought his “drug dog,” Angus, into the gym. Students and staff were amazed at how Angus worked to show Trooper Pinner exactly where the marijuana was located. During the demonstration, Trooper Pinner gave interesting information to encourage students to stay drug free. From the comments of students afterwards, don’t be surprised if some of our students choose law enforcement as their career!004 001 002 003