PLANT THE PROMISE — Adilene Villa, a Wapato High School junior was one of several dozen WHS Prevention Club and We Are Enough students who made a personal commitment to stay drug and alcohol free.  She joined her classmates in planting a red tulip bulb in the school courtyard, as a reminder of the promise.

WAPATO — The Prevention Club student members of Wapato High School took their Red Ribbon Week pledge to the next level on Wednesday, Oct. 30, when they planted tulip bulbs along with their promises to remain drug and alcohol free.

The dozens of students, under the direction of club advisors Amanda Boyer, and Karrina Mendoza of the Wapato We Are Enough Club, made their way to the outdoor growing commons area to set their personal pledge into the specialty growing boxes, affirming their personal pledge to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

The event was coordinated and shared with the We Are Enough-Wapato Wellness Coalition, and in partnership with the Yakima County Sheriff’s Department and Lowe’s Hardware.

McKayle Alejb and friend, Camilla Gomez, both freshmen, planted their bulbs side by side.

“It’s important we support drug free living,” said Alejb. “Our actions make a difference,” stated Gomez.

Deb Brumley can be contacted at 509-837-4500, ext. 114 or email

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