Naples Elementary School Wins Regional Red Ribbon Contest

Naples Elementary went all out for Red Ribbon Week this year and it paid off. The school learned this month that they won the Regional 2016 Red Ribbon photo contest. Schools across the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week in the fall of every school year to teach youth to live drug free. The National Red Ribbon Week organization awards schools for making it a big affair and Naples Elementary was among many schools in western states in the running. “This contest was designed to provide a natural opportunity for parents and educators to talk to kids about drug abuse and prevention in a relaxed and fun way,” shares national organizer Peggy Sapp. Naples Elementary chose the theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free.” They won $1,000 and an iPad.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.