Fall 2019 D.A.R.E. Graduations
JDPSO holds fall 2019 D.A.R.E. Graduations
The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office (JDSO) recently held the 2019 fall session D.A.R.E. graduations for the fifth grade students of Welsh Elementary School (WES), Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) School, Lacassine High School (LHS), Elton Elementary School (EES) and Fenton Elementary School (FES).
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 develop basic skills needed to make safe and responsible life choices, be healthy, resist negative peer pressure, stay bully free and avoid violence.
WES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The WES D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Monday morning, Dec. 2, in the school auditorium. Mistress and Master of Ceremony Rylee Hoke and Zach Cormier led the event, the Pledge of Allegiance was delivered by Kaylynn Lu and the prayer was delivered by Cohen Fontenot.
Welsh High School (WHS) students Rolland Pitre, Brilee Cox, Ljanea Thibodeaux, Alexys Griffith and Katelin Vines were recognized as the WES Role Models, before Alyssa Keys delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Rhett Fontenot delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Karyngton Deleon, Grant Haydel, Mollie Monroe and Nicholas Gillett.
JDSO Deputy Tyler Breaux then announced the planner winners as Santandrian Kelly, Rylee Hoke and Colton Hayes and the classroom essay winners as Jordan Strong, Karyngton Deleon and Grant Haydel, with Kynnedy Nunn as the overall school essay winner.
With assistance from fifth grade teachers Lana Ardoin, Misty Stantz, and Jenny McNabb, Breaux then presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates.
The WES D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2019 class were Azarias Bennett, Kamron Aube, Kynnedy Nunn, Ross Krielow, Lillian Bowers, Gage Hixon, Rhett Fontenot, Alyssa Mallett, Mason Guyton, Grayson Corbello, Navaeh Newsome, Hollie Guillory, Alyssa Keys, Cooper Crochet, Tanner LeJeune, Sawyer Guinn, Lauren Hayes, Cohen Fontenot, Santandrian Kelly, Ishiah Meche, Grant Haydel, Murphy Roche, Blaire Dupuis, Sophie Ramagos, Lucas McCreay, Bryson Bertrand, Nia Blanchard, Ava Boudreaux, Wyatt Carlin, Isabel Cavazos, JaShayla Charles, Zachery Cormier, Amori Delco, Brandon Fontenot, Eleanor Gordon, Jadin Grimes, Phoebe Hoffpauir, Rylee Hoke, Weston Leckelt, Kaylynn Lu, Levi Mallett, Shaylin Mallett, Wayland Meyer, Chloe Richard, Jordan Strong, Baelyr Thibodeaux, Kaden Treme, Alayna Vincent, Kiera Washington, Ja'Kyrin Woodard, Durrell Zeno, Blaze Aube, Kaedyn Bertrand, Ronald Bonnette, Davonni Brown, Devanta Castille, Alyssa Cormier, Karyngton DeLeon, Jenna Gary, Nicholas Gillett, Mckinzey Guillory, Colton Hayes, Zayne Johnson, Madi Landry, Eleanor McNally, Tevin Meche, Trevor Miller, Mollie Monroe, Ella Mott, Draven Quiles-Caswell, Cara Saicharoen, Reilli Smith, Zaelon Thomas, Alan West and Kaylin Thibodeaux.
Sheriff Ivy Woods, WES Overall School Essay Winner Kynnedy Nunn and D.A.R.E. Officer Tyler Breaux.
OLI D.A.R.E. Graduation
The OLI D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, in the school cafeteria. Mistress and Master of Ceremony Jillian Richard and Braxton Boudreaux led the event, the prayer delivered by Camille Oustalet and Ayden Leger and the Pledge of Allegiance by the graduating class.
Jennings High School (JHS) students Kendyl Breaux, Cate Doucet, Morgan Futch, Addison Clair VanHook, Caroline VanHook and Winston Williams were recognized as the OLI Role Models.
Richard Edwards delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Jillian Smith delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Molly Person, Evelyn Rodriguez, Alayna Schexnider and GraceAnne Millican.
With assistance from fifth grade teacher Cris Reed, JDSO Deputy Gale Richard presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates. Richard then announced Ayden Leger and GraceAnne Millican as the classroom essay winners, with Jillian Smith as the overall school essay winner.
The OLI D.A.R.E. graduates for the 2019 fall class included the following students: Abbigale Anthony, Braxton Boudreaux, Anna Cassidy, Sarah Crochet, Adilyn Daigle, Richard Edwards, Kamryn Fontenot, Ashton Fruge, Joseph Futch, Tate Guidry, Nate Guinn, Noah LeFranc, Ayden Leger, Grace-Ann McCleery, GraceAnne Millican, Anderson Oustalet, Camille Oustalet, Molly Person, Ethan Price, Vann Reon, Jillian Richard, Malia Rideaux, Evelyn Rodriguez, Alayna Schexnider, Eli Segura and Jillian Smith.
D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard with O.L.I. Overall School Essay Winner Jillian Smith.
LHS D.A.R.E. Graduation
The Lacassine High School (LHS) D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, in the John P. Juneau Gymnasium. The ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Allie LeBlanc and Archer Himel, who led the event. The Pledge of Allegiance was then delivered by Lilly Ardoin and Sawyer Bourgeois, followed by the prayer delivered by Gracie Nunez.
Role Models were recognized as LHS students Emily Holland, Dalby Augustine, Kristen Richard and Zoe Waguespack. Mia Corkran then delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Kadence Thibodeaux delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Addison Hollier, Heidi Davis, Caylee Klump and Michael Hardy.
JDSO Deputy Tyler Breaux then announced the planner winners as Cameron Talbot and Caylee Klumpp, the classroom essay winners as Addison Hollier and Gracie Meche and Hannah Borne as the overall school winner.
With assistance from LHS fifth grade teachers LaDonna Singletary and Joseph Marcantel, Breaux then presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates.
The LHS D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2019 class included the following students: Arianna Ardoin, Lily Ardoin, Luke Bellon, Maliki Broussard, Avril Craig, Emma Darbonne, Heidi Davis, Quincy Deville, Koby Duhe, Owen Galley, Bailey Guidry, Madix Guidry, Addison Hollier, Brody Jagneaux, Allie Leblanc, Colton Leblanc, Joshua Malerine, Collin Miller, Jacaveyon Newman, Gracie Nunez, Jordan Richard, Olivia Sherrill, Skylar Shidla, Cameron Talbot, Kara Thompson, Braylan Wentworth, Natalie Willis, Breanna Armentor, Hannah Borne, Talyn Borne, Karson Bourgeois, Sawyer Bourgeois, Jaidynn Braud, Mia Corkran, Allen Davin, Tony Foxall, Brytn Gardner, Conner Gott, Michael Hardy, Ariana Harris, Archer Himel, Aubree Hughes, Caylee Klumpp, Lane Lafosse, Richard Lafranc, John Loftin, Gracie Meche, Liem Meyer, Brynlee Nunez, Kevin Panell, Jacob Richard, Braden Romero and Kadence Thibodeaux.
D.A.R.E. Officer Tyler Breaux with LES Overall School Essay Winner Hannah Borne.
EES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The EES D.A.R.E. Graduation was held on Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, in the school gymnasium. The ceremony was led by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Navaeh Robinson and Wyatt Howell, the opening prayer was delivered by Arial Shallow and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Asher Marcantel and Harley Dickens.
The D.A.R.E. Mission was then delivered by Kebly Istre, followed by the D.A.R.E. Vision, delivered by Carmen Mijares. The History of D.A.R.E. was delivered by Lizzie William, John Mendoza, Sophie Guillory and Olivia Landry.
Elton High School (EHS) students Endaya Boling, Lainie Deshotel, Kaitlynn Fontenot, Landon Fontenot, Madelyn Laughlin and Kaleb Lemoine were recognized as EES Role Models.
JDSO Deputy Tyler Breaux, with assistance from fifth grade teachers Janet Richard and Carmen Oliver, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates before announcing Sophie Guillory and Gracie Bazinet as the planner winners, Sophie Guillory and Malkelin Lemonie as the classroom essay winners and Darius White as the overall school essay winner.
The EES D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2019 class included the following students: Nina Adams, Fernando Atondo, Gracie Bazinet, Clay Bourque, Lainey Comeaux, Zachary Fontenot, Derek George, Chasing Jones, Liam Lacomb, Quincey Lavan, Makelin Lemoine, Ryan Manuel, Carmen Mijares, Maddison Ozark, Brenna Pitre, Navaeh Robinson, Presley Sickey, Darius White, Lizzie Williams, Lyric Wilson, Anaiyah Bellard, Daylen Benoit, Harly Dickens, Kaya Francis, Ariana Franco, Dynver Gradney, Sophie Guillory, Genesis Holden, Wyatt Howell, Kelby Istre, Olivia Landry, Brayden Lasage, Asher Marcantel, Graisyn Marsh, John Mendoza, Ambria Minor, D'Marian Poullard, Samuel Roy, Ariel Shallow, Nariah Shallow, Davin Simon and Sadie Vincent.
D.A.R.E. Officer Tyler Breaux with EES Overall School Essay Winner Darius White.
FES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The FES D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Thursday morning, Dec. 5 in the school auditorium. Mistresses of Ceremony Camryn Thomas and Katie Bellon led the event, the Pledge of Allegiance was delivered by Tyrone Strong and CC Nappier and the prayer was delivered by Mikah Taylor.
FES Role Models were recognized as LHS students Giselle Fuentes, Hannah Miller, Connor Murray and Kindal Tonn. Hunter Fontenot then delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Hayleigh Turner delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Caleb Blue, E'Junei Freeman, Baylee Reed and Cheyanne Jennings.
JDSO Deputy Gale Richard then announced the classroom essay winners as Katie Bellon and Camryn Thomas, with Baylee Reed as the overall school winner.
With assistance from FES fifth grade teacher Brittany VanNorman, Richard then presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates.
The FES D.A.R.E. graduates for the fall 2019 class included the following students: Katie Lynn Bellon, Caleb Marcus Blue, Hunter Maxwell Fontenot, E'Junei Klorese Faye Freeman, Cheyanne Elise Jennings, Christine "CC" Nappier, Baylee Jameslyn Reed, Tyrone Strong, Mikah Jamon Taylor, Camryn Marie Thomas and Haleigh Beth Turner.
D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard with FES Overall School Essay Winner Baylee Reed.
Congratulations 2019 Fall D.A.R.E. Graduates!