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Arkansas Sheriff’s Association Awards Red Ribbon Week Support Grant to Holly Harshman Elementary School

Sheriff Scott Sawyer and Mena School Resource Officer, Justin Wagner presented Holly Harshman Elementary School with the Arkansas Sheriff Association award grant of $2,000.

The monies will be used to purchase incentive prizes and rewards for HHE’s positive behavior system “Bearcat Eyes Are Watching You” monthly pep assemblies and the 2019 Red Ribbon Week (RRW) activities during October 28th-November 1, 2019.

HHE will be joining the nation’s unified initiative supporting the 2019 Red Ribbon Week theme “Send A Message; Stay Drug Free!”

HHE School Counselor, Vicky Maye and Behavioral Interventionist, Ashlyn Watts have worked together in the application of the grant with the mission to share the importance of recognizing October for “Saying No to Drugs and Bullying!”

Maye said, “We are hoping to broadcast a very important message that creates a tipping point to change behavior and create a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs and bullying that will last all the year through.”

Maye and Watts are excited about the rewards and prizes that the ASA grant monies have helped provide for our HHE staff and students.

Submitted photo: Pictured from left to right: Ashlyn Watts, Vicky Maye, Sheriff Scott Sawyer, Principal of HHE Tamara Smart and Mena Resource Officer, Justin Wagner.

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