Naples Elementary Wins Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest for Third Year In A Row

As a part of Red Ribbon Week, the National Family Partnership has a photo contest to help spread the Red Ribbon Week message in neighborhoods, communities and on social media. The contest has winners for five regions, individual entries and special awards by the judges. For the third year in a row, Naples Elementary has received the most votes and won for Region 5. The school won $1,000 and a new iPad. Naples also won a "Judge's Choice - best use of school and community" award for an additional $1,000 and a second iPad! Principal Deborah Chatham sees a big picture effect saying, "Sadly, at this young age, too many children see the effects of drugs on people they know. If we can help them avoid getting involved in drugs, then we've accomplished our goal, and many times that means we've saved lives." The school thanks the parents, friends, and the community for their support in not only winning the contest but joining the fight on drugs.


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.