FALL 2018 D.A.R.E. GRADUATIONS
The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDPSO) held the 2018 fall session D.A.R.E. graduations for fifth grade students of Lacassine Elementary School (LES), Welsh Elementary School (WES), Our Lady Immaculate (OLI), Fenton Elementary School (FES) and Elton Elementary School (EES).
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an international substance abuse prevention program designed to deter the use of controlled drugs, gang membership and activity and violent behavior. D.A.R.E. is a police officer led series of classroom lessons, providing young people the opportunity to see officers in a helping role, rather than just an enforcement role. It also humanizes police, allowing young people to relate to officers as people, while also opening lines of communication between law enforcement and youth.
The 10-week, interactive in-school curriculum, “Keepin’ it Real,” also teaches students how to develope basic skills needed for safe and responsible life choices, being healthy, resisting negative peer pressure, staying bully free and avoiding violence.
LHS D.A.R.E. Graduation
The LHS D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony began with the D.A.R.E. song as students filled the John Juneau Gymnasium. Mistress and Master of Ceremony Mandee Matt and Luke Natali led the event, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Layne Bergeaux, Caitlin McKay, Layla Mayo and Holly Chaisson and the prayer by Cassie Breaux and Josie Bruchhaus.
LHS Principal Christina Fontenot addresses the fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates.
LHS Role Models Natalie Clemmons, Lexee Leger, Bryley Murray and Zoe Waguespack were recognized before Londyn Gaspard delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission and Kaylee Fontenot delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Alivia Singletary, Isabella Ardoin, Rylee Gardiner and Emma Hargrave.
Miguez (right) announcing Mandee Matt (left) as the overall school essay winner.
JDPSO Deputy Mika Miguez, with assistance from fifth grade teachers LaDonna Singletary and Lindsey Kinney, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates before Miguez announced Rylee Gardiner, Kaylee Fontenot, Alivia Singletary and Cassiday Breaux as the classroom essay winners and Mandee Matt as the overall school essay winner.
The LES fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the 2018 fall class included the following students:
Isabella Ardoin, Lex Ashford, Cassiday Breaux, Holly Chaisson, Quinton Cross, Andre Elliot, Adrian Faul, Autumn Fontenot, Rylee Gardiner, Londyn Gaspard, Heath Hardesty, Emma Hargrave, Gabriel Hollan, Terrell Jefferson, David Kramer, Issiah LeDay, Alex Louviere, Benjamin Manuel, Kennon Martin, Liem Meyer, Kyler Mixon, Luke Natali, TJ Reinsch, Tristan Stallion, Adrian Vincent, Keilee Allen, Cash Ardoin, Layne Bergeaux, Josie Bruchhaus, Hayden Clark, Kason Corbello, Trevor Doti, Marcus Esqueda, Kaylee Fontenot, Scott Foreman, Konnor Granger, Claire Gross, Gaige Guidry, Kaden Heff, Joshua Hornsby, Elyse Jones, Alex Lavergne, Mandee Matt, Layla Mayo, Caitlin McKay, Luke Mier, Emma Miller, Peyton Miller, Alivia Singletary, Hunter Vincent, Timothy Williams and James Witherwax.
WES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The WES D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony began with the D.A.R.E. song, followed by an introduction by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Morgan Pole and Jordan Andrepont who led the event. The Pledge of Allegiance was then delivered by Rowyn Thomas and Bhreten Chaisson, followed by the prayer by Emily Davidson.
Welsh High School (WES) students Brilee Cox, Jadalen Edwards, Whitney Edwards, Hailey Holden, Kennedy Mallet and Ryland Pitre were recognized as the WES Role Models before Molly Fear delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission and Nicholas Cole delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Baylor Cormier, Jack Arceneaux, Emma Chiasson and Sarah Achan.
JDSO Deputy Mika Miguez, with assistance from fifth grade teachers Lana Ardoin, Misty Stantz and Jenny McNabb, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates before announcing Molly Fear, Emma Chiasson and Morgan Pole as the classroom essay winners and Emily Davidson as the overall school essay winner.
Pictured above: Miguez (left) is pictured here with WES overall school essay winner Emily Davison (right).
The WES fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2018 class were Owen Broussard, Davian Brown, Emma Chiasson, Nicholas Cole, Baylor Cormier, Katelyn Cormier, Hunter Daley, Gus Doise, Kailon Ethridge, Addison Fontenot, Dai’Myiah Guidry, Noah LeJeune, A’Jaidyn Livingston, Cassidy McClelland, Sadie Meyer, Avery Miller, Michael Morrison, Chris Palomares, Maleah Rodriguez, Kenzie Rougeau, Sebastian Sheppard, Logan Terry, Dreylon Thomas, Devyn Trahan, Jayden Turnley, Kailey Abshire, Jake Arceneaux, Makayla Authement, Brad Bertrand, Mya Blanchard, Paul Allen Conner, Destiny Cormier, Grant Daniel, Grace Freeland, Kortney Granger, Savion Guillory, Griffin Hebert, Linsey Hughes, Trey Johnson, Ryley Lemke, Camryn Lewis, Wyatt Linscombe, Caden Mallet, Brayden Morrison, Morgan Pole, Gracie Savoie, Kaiden Snell, Rowyn Thomas, Kaden Touchet, Nathan Toye, Sarah Achan, Jordan Andrepont, Jayla Barker, Aubree Benoit, Dominic Broussard, Jaylee Broussard, Bhreten Chiasson, Emily Davidson, Hayden Dennis, Adrienne Devillier, Xavier Duplantis, Molly Fear, Markenzie Grayson, Keegan Grimes, Gracelynn Guillory, Corynn Hebert, Laurrelai Johosky, Madison Manuel, Akirrane Nixon, Darien Pugh, Ashlee Richard, Pierre Thomas, Isaiah Trahan and Ramsey Vanicor.
OLI D.A.R.E. Graduation
The OLI D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Claire Mouton and Colson Mack, who led the event. The Pledge of Allegiance was then delivered by Madison Lavergne and Ben Soileau, followed by the prayer by Noa Headington, Greta Oustalet and Quade Trahan. OLI sixth grade student Gina McMillan sung the National Anthem.
Above: Deputy Richard looks on as OLI fifth graders Kenzie Marshall, Kennedy Myers, Alice-Ann Dorr and Kullin Miller read the History of D.A.R.E.
OLI Role Models were Jennings High School (JHS) students Katie Babineaux, Sydnee Bown, Madeline Futch, Keelen McZeal, Caroline Vanhook and Trey Williams. They were recognized before Kobe Ardoin delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission and Adeline Oustalet delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Kenzie Marshall, Kennedy Myers, Alice-Ann Dorr and Kullen Miller.
JDPSO Deputy Gale Richard, with assistance from OLI fifth grade teacher Cris Reed, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates before announcing Kenzie Marshall and Alice-Ann Dorr as the classroom essay winners and Koby Ardoin as the overall school essay winner.
Right: Richard is pictured here (left)with overall OLI school essay winner Koby Ardoin (right).
The OLI fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2018 class included the following students: Koby Ardoin, Olivia Davis, Alice-Ann Dorr, Noa Headington, Madison Lavergne, Colson Mack, Kenzie Marshall, Kullen Miller, Claire Mouton, Kennedy Myers, Adeline Oustalet, Greta Oustalet, Kaitlyn Reber, Ben Souileau, Stephen “Quade” Trahan and Ava Yates.
Closing prayer was delivered by Olivia Davis, Kaitlyn Reber and Ava Yates.
FES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The FES D.A.R.E. Graduation was led by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Alicya Thomas and Jace Savage, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Tiffany Alfred, Austin Fontenot and Kile Duncan and the prayer by Jamya Alfred, Erica Eason and MaKaylin Jackson.
Lacassine High School (LHS) students, Caitlin Moreau, Ashanti McMahon, Jhalissia McMahon and Samantha May, were recognized as the FES Role Models, before Shy’Heef Willis delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Shyra McMahon delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Tyra McMahon, Cassidy McCelland, Corey Stewart and Hunter Bertrand.
Above: FES fifth graders Tyra McMahon, Cassidy McCelland, Corey Stewart and Hunter Bertrand read the History of D.A.R.E.
JDSO Deputy Gale Richard, with assistance from fifth grade teacher Brittany LeBlanc, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates before announcing Jamya Alfred and Alicya Thomas as the classroom essay winners and Erica Eason as the overall school essay winner.
Left: Richard (left) is pictured here with overall FES school essay winner Erica Eason.
The FES fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2018 class included the following students: Jamya Alfred, Tiffany Alfred, Tionna Arp, Hunter Bertrand, Kile Duncan, Erica Eason, Austin Fontenot, Makaylin Jackson, Cassidy McCelland, Shyra McMahon, Tyra McMahon, Jace Savage, Corey Stewart, Alicya Thomas and ShyHeef Willis.
EES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The EES D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held in the school gymnasium and was led by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Alana Actlis and Keilan Crosby, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Derrian Boling and Jeremiah Hebert and the opening prayer by Isabel Carbalan.
Elton High School (EHS) students Alexander LeGros, Caroline Doise, Amiya Ross and Gabrielle Robinson were recognized as D.A.R.E. Role Models, before Ramsey Bruchhaus delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Hayden Leonard delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Jazelle Simon, Katie Manuel, Madelyn Fontenot and Quentin Martin.
Above: EES D.A.R.E. Role Models pictured here (from left to right) are Gabrielle Robinson, Alexander LeGross, Caroline Doise and Amiya Ross.
Classroom essay winners were Keilon Crosby, Alana Actlis, Kaley LeMoine and Jaylin Thomas, and the overall school winner was Isabel Carbalan.
JDSO Deputy Mika Miguez, with assistance from fifth grade teachers Janet Richard and Carman Olivier, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates.
Right: Isabel Carbalan was announced as the overall school essay winner for EES.
The EES fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2018 class included the following students: Alana Actlis, Olivia Arceneaux, Brianna Bazinet, Isabel Carbalan, Keilan Crosby, Jeremiah Fontenot, Emerald Hebert, Jeremiah Hebert, Kortlyn Hebert, Hayden Leonard, Miah Marcantel, Quentin Martin, Derek Ross, Carrie Roy, Ayden Shuff, Dylan Bazinet, Derrian Boling, Ramsey Bruchhaus, Baileigh Carter, Madelyn Fontenot, Tori Gaspard, Kye-Lee Hawthorne, Jamyra James, Alexus Lavergne, Kaley LeMoine, Trenton Leonard, Katie Manuel, Jaczyn Martinez, Jazelle Simon, Jaylin Thomas and Samuel Uresti.
JDPSO hosts D.A.R.E. Role Model Luncheon
As the 2018 D.A.R.E. fall graduation ceremonies came to an end, Sheriff Ivy Woods concluded the year by hosting an honorary luncheon for the parish Role Models for the fall season. The fall 2018 Role Models included students from Lacassine High School (LES) for Lacassine Elementary School (LES) and Fenton Elementary School (FES) fifth graders, Welsh High School (WHS) for Welsh Elementary School (WES) fifth graders, Jennings High School (JHS) for Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) fifth graders and Elton High School (EHS) for Elton Elementary School (EES) fifth graders.
Role Models who attended this year’s honorary luncheon are pictured here (in no particular order) with JDPSO D.A.R.E. Officers Mika Miguez and Gale Richard. They include LHS students Natalie Clemmons, Lexee Leger, Bryley Murray, Zoe Waguespack, Samantha May, Ashanti McMahon, Jhalissia McMahon and Caitlin Moreau; WHS students Jadalen Edwards, Whitey Edwards, Hailey Holden and Kennedy Mallett; JHS students Katie Babineaux, Syndee Brown, Madeline “Maddie” Futch, Keelen McZeal, Caroline VanHook and Trey Williams; and EHS students Alexander “Alex” Legros, Caroline Doise, Amiya Ross and Gabrielle Robinson.
Not in attendance are WHS Role Models Brilee Cox and Ryland Pitre.
Not pictured, but also present, was JDPSO School Resource Officer (SRO) Tiffany Bertrand.