Sheridan Junior High School 6th grade student Giovanna Vaira signs her hand print after pledging to remain free of all harmful and illegal chemical substances. Giovanna was one of 135 sixth graders, 98 seventh graders and 37 eighth graders who have decided to make the "Hands Off Drugs" pledge.
And here is Giovanna Vaira's palm print and signature along with that of two others that preceeded her
Information on the program
Sheridan Junior High School Principal Mitch Craft addressing the 135 sixth graders about "The Hands Off Drug Program."
Following Mr. Craft, Counselor Mary Lannan Barbula talked about the events leading up to soon to happen handprinting and signing down the hall
Music for the event was provide by the 7th grade band directed by Doug Moore
Principal Mitch Craft, on the far left, glancing down the hall at the painting project.
Sixth grader Emma Oetken is among the first to get her hand painted
You had your non-writing hand painted so that your clean writing hand could sign your name
With the hellp of Sheridan Police Officer White, Emma gets ready to push her hand into the wall
Officer White helps Emma make sure her hand makes good contact with the wall
The now smiling Emma has just signed her name next to her palm print thus completing her agreement and pledge to remain free of all harmful and illegal chemical substances.
Next up is Ellie Bard also a sixth grader
I'm not sure Ellie likes her hand all gooey
Officer Harnish from the Sheriffs Department helps Ellie in the palm printing process
And now it is time to sign her name
Having now completed the pledge program Ellie smiles before heading to the rest room to wash off the excess paint - good job Ellie
After the palm signing and hand washing each student received a bracelet from Sandy Prunty, a former Sheridan Sheriff’s Department DARE coordinator that reads: "I Elect To Be Drug Free"
To give you an idea of what part of one side of the hall looks like now
Earlier the 98 7th graders & 37 8th graders, including Cody Flippin, signed by their palm prints
Cody is holding his signed pledge card
SJHS is all about learning and today I learned alot about "The Hands Off Drug Program."