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An international award-winning magician will wrap up Red Ribbon Week this Friday at Santa Maria High School.

Elliott Hunter, who uses his magic to remind people that the impossible can be made possible any obstacle can be overcome, plans to hit the stage from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

The week, called “Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free” is a national campaign involving drug, alcohol, tobacco and violence awareness and prevention. Millions of students participate each year.

Associated Student Body (ASB) students and Activity Director Adrian Salazar said one of the goals for the activities, which include fun dress-up days, is to remind students that Red Ribbon Week is not just for elementary and middle school students.

“Now more than ever, as a teenager, the pressures and accessibility may be more realistic than before,’’ Salazar said. “Through education and promotion of Red Ribbon week, we will promote great decision making and encourage others to rethink decisions made when pressured by friends or family members.”

Meantime, the upcoming magic show is already the talk of the campus.

ASB president, Cristy Delgado “I’m looking forward to the Friday assembly with Elliot Hunter, the magician. I look forward to being entertained and, as the president, bring a fun assembly with a powerful message.”

Gabby Villagrano, “I’m excited, I hope he calls me up on stage to participate!”

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