50 graduate from John L. Ory DARE program
Published 12:03 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sgt. Darlinta Garrison of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office awarded Drug Abuse Resistance Education certificates Jan. 26 during DARE graduation for more than 50 fifth graders at John L. Ory Communications Magnet School in LaPlace.
The fifth graders were recognized at the school’s Parent Teacher Organization meeting. Garrison led the fifth graders in DARE, a school-based drug awareness and prevention program that has evolved to not only teach students about drug awareness and prevention but also instructs them in decision-making for safe and healthy living.
The 10-week lessons, offered locally to fifth graders in elementary schools, address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances students’ may face in their lives.
Top DARE essay winners were Skylar Davis, Charlee Palma, Darius Mason and Jessie Weiler. These students read their essays before the audience at the PTO meeting.