5th Graders DARE To Resist Drugs & Alcohol

Crothersville Elementary held their graduation on Thursday, November 12, at the school cafetorium. Essay winners were Brittany Clem, Cindy Rider’s class and Gaby Walters, Richard Caldwell’s class.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Detective and DARE Officer Bob Lucas opened the event with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sheriff Marc Lahrman spoke to the gathering and thanked the schools, teachers, parents, students and sponsors for this past year.
Lucas the spoke on the program and Brownstown DARE Officer Tom Wright introduced a special speaker, a former DARE student, who had written a poem “What Drugs Do.”
Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman spoke of two former Seymour fifth-graders. One chose to say “No” to drugs and is still living in the community and having a successful career as an Indianapolis firefighter. The other chose to say “Yes” and is currently residing at the Jackson County Jail.
Classroom teachers handed out the certificates and the two classroom essay winners read their essays to the gathering.
The next event for the DARE program is the Bowling Lock-in scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Starlite Bowl in Seymour from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
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