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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 27, 2013

U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco Talks With Students At Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School

United States Attorney ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), was invited to speak at Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School on October 28, 2013.  She addressed and shared with over 430 eighth grade students the significance of Red Ribbon Week and being healthy and drug free.  U.S. Attorney Limtiaco also talked with the students about preventing and stopping bullying and cyber-bullying, and how to be safe on the Internet.

The first Red Ribbon Celebration was organized in 1986 by a grassroots organization of parents concerned about the destruction caused by alcohol and drug abuse.  The red ribbon was adopted as a symbol of the movement in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration who was kidnapped and killed while investigating drug traffickers.  The Campaign has reached millions of children and has been recognized by the U.S. Congress.  Red Ribbon Week is a chance to be visible and vocal in our desire for a drug-free community.  The Campaign provides communities with a forum to bring together parents, schools and businesses to find new and innovative ways to keep kids drug free.

Attached are photos taken at the school.


Left to Right, U.S Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, Myles Macaraig (student), Victoria Ananich (student),
Chona Eco (PFC-Outreach Social Worker), and Kin Fernanez (Asst. Principal).


Students listening to U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco.

Updated January 7, 2015