On Friday Afternoon, families gathered in the Performing Arts Center to celebrate fifth grade students' graduation from the D.A.R.E. America International Program. Students received certificates of completion, and sang about the program's meaning. The students even collaborated, along with assistance from Mrs. Hilliard, to create a song which they performed at the ceremony.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence free lives. The district hosts the program every year, and it is taught by School Resource Deputy Wendy Guntert from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

A huge thank you goes out to Deputy Guntert for helping guiding our students towards healthy lives.

Congratulations to the D.A.R.E. graduates!