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November 17, 2009

Students take part in Red Flag Day


Katie Gillmore, Jamie Blackim, and Aysia GarzaWanting to raise awareness of dating abuse and how to get out of an unhealthy relationship, Cowley College’s Peers Advocating Wellness for Students (PAWS) club held a Red Flag Day Tuesday in the McAtee Dining Center. More than 200 students took part in the event.

The theme was based off spotting red flags or unhealthy signals in a relationship. The day consisted of games for the students to play based on healthy relationships, while Safe Homes, Inc. provided the students with pamphlets of information on how to positively end an unhealthy relationship.

The event was funded through the Kansas Health Foundation grant.

Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs and sponsor of PAWS, along with PAWS president, Katie Gillmore, and member of the PAWS club, helped organize the event.

“Even though the kids are having fun with the games there is an important message,” Saia said. “Even if we help only one person, it was worth doing.”

Gayle Walker, a volunteer with Safe Homes Inc., also helped with the Red Flag Day.

The following prizes were awarded during the event:

  • $20 AMC Movie Pass (Raffle) – Evan Daniel
  • $20 Pizza Hut gift certificate (The Listening Game) – Tobiah Rocker
  • $25 Olive Garden gift certificate (Piece Together Your Relationship) – Brent Schuck
  • $20 Regal Movie Pass (Raffle) – Carly Budd
  • $20 Blockbuster gift certificate (Battle of the Sexes) – Kalub Long
  • DVD Movie Pack (Raffle) – Caprest Rhone

Pictured, from left, Cowley students Katie Gillmore, Jamie Blackim, and Aysia Garza.