« Back to news list
Don't Be Haunted by Drugs

 Haunted House
Haunted House
View more pictures

Alcorn Central Early Childhood Education and Family and Consumer Science classes worked together with other members of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America on Friday, October 31 to host the Don’t Be Haunted by Drugs event. Members of the classes worked together to create displays that had a “haunted house” theme to provide an educational event to warn children of the dangers of drug and tobacco use.

Students in the Child Care Year I class created informational exhibits about drugs and tobacco. Child Care II and Contemporary Health students helped the Year I students in completing props that were also used in the haunted house display. Chrystee Hamilton, school nurse, and the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department Dare Officer, David Derrick provided items that were given to the children as they visited the displays. Each student was given a treat bag and was allowed to visit each display to receive items such as cups, beach balls, sunglasses, stickers, coloring books, and candy.

“We will begin planning for next year’s event on Monday. The students in our classes have already begun to make comments about the changes and additions they want to make for next year,” said Katriena Burgess, instructor.