BRAWLEY — Barbara Worth Junior High students celebrated the inaugural national "Kick Butts Day" with a special Wednesday morning assembly.
"Kick Butts Day" was described by Imperial County Office of Education prevention specialist Shelley Zeigler as "a day for youth advocates to come together across the country as leaders against tobacco use and its dangers."
The assembly presented the health risks of tobacco and other controlled substances.
During a skit set to music by AmeriCorps members, students watched one woman's progression of addictions, beginning with tobacco and ending with heroin.
"The skit is effective in so many different areas. We use it often," Zeigler said.
She added the skit is often presented at Friday Night Live meetings and youth camps.
Also presenting at the assembly was Terri Schiffer, project director from the Imperial County Tobacco Education Project, who gave a fun and informative lesson about the results of smoking in the body.