Bayou Vista Elementary Celebrates DARE Graduates

Essay winners include Harmony, Daniela, Luke, and Kaitlyn. Also in the pic are Chief Deputy Scott Anslum, DARE Officer Karla Cornes, Maj Gail McDaniel, Maj John Kahl, and Capt Beau Martin. Photo courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

5th graders at Bayou Vista Elementary, their parents, teachers and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office celebrated their graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program. Through the current DARE curriculum, DARE Officer Karla Cornes teaches students strategies for making positive and healthy decisions when confronted with bullying, peer pressure, and drug abuse. Berwick Jr. High School Principal Tim Hymel was the guest speaker for the ceremony. He talked to the group about the transition they will be making from the elementary school to the junior high.

Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.