Lowndes County Schools Press Release: VALDOSTA – Pine Grove Elementary School recently recognized their 5th grader students for completing D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Approximately 120 students were enrolled in the 10-week class taught by PGE’s Resource Officer Deputy Charles Vinson.
Highland Christian Academy held its annual D.A.R.E. graduation for the fifth-grade class Thursday, Jan. 11. Valdosta Police Officer Stephen Findlay presided and handed out the awards. First-place essay winner is Rhett Lilly and second place went to Celeste Mallory.
Congratulations to Dallas Elementary’s 2017-2018 D.A.R.E Graduates! The D.A.R.E essay winners are Chelsea Knox, Mason Hembree, and Cadence Edmond! Thank you to Deputy Crowe for all of his hard work and sharing D.A.R.E’s vision to empower our students to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.
Gabriel Benjamin brought the audience to its feet — and a tear to the eyes of his listeners — after reading his award-winning essay at the 12th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) recognition program May 15 at the Dalton Convention Center.