JDSO holds 2019 Spring D.A.R.E. Graduations
The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) recently held the 2019 spring session D.A.R.E. graduations for the sixth grade students of Lake Arthur Elementary School (LAES) and Jennings Elementary School (JES) and the fifth grade students of Bethel Christian School (BCS) and Hathaway Elementary School (HES).
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, being healthy, resisting negative peer pressure, staying bully free and avoiding violence.
LAES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The LAES D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, and began with the D.A.R.E. song as students entered the school auditorium. Mistress and Master of Ceremony Addison Abshire and Andrew Linscombe led the event, followed by the prayer delivered by Carson Myers and Isabella Chapman. The Pledge of Allegiance was delivered by Delanie Ardoin and Rowan Trahan, while Mallory Lyon followed along as the Sign Language Interpreter.
Lake Arthur High School (LAHS) students Alexis Broussard, Kedrick Gabriel, Allison Guillory, Braden Hebert, Taylor Hibbitts and Christian Trahan were recognized as the LAES Role Models.
Ava Hall delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission and Waylon Dugas delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Mckenzie Simon, Gavin Viator, Mathias Jones and Gabby Sellers.
JDSO Deputy Gale Richard, with assistance from sixth grade teachers Rhonda Campbell, Penny Leger and Lindsey Sittig, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates. Richard then announced Andrew Linscombe, Mallory Lyon, Layla Gauthier, Gavin Viator, Keelie Arceneaux, Aaliyah Theriot, Gabby Sellers and Kaylor Schexnider as the classroom essay winners, with Addison Abshire as the overall school essay winner.
JDSO D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard (left) is pictured here with LAES overall class essay winner, Addison Abshire (right).
The LAES sixth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the 2019 spring class included the following students: Logan Amy, Isabelle Chapman, Breanna Comeaux, Nevaeh Cormier, Janiyah David, Jeremy Davis, Zavier Drake, Zavier Dralhe, Ava Gary, Layla Gauthier, Kaden Guidry, Davion Hall, Alex Hanks, Beaux Hobson, Kyra Landry, Ayden LeBlanc, Kayna LeJeune, Rocco Leone, Darius Levi, Andrew Linscombe, Mallory Lyon, Jalea Prudhomme, Areaona Rogers, Mckenzie Simon, Zoe Stovall, Jaiden Welch, Keelie Arceneaux, Dezmond Breaux, Sophie Broussard, Keyatha Domingue, Waylon Dugas, Alyssa Dupont, Tristan Fuller, Ava Hall, Zander Hebert, Alayah Hornsby, Zion Huntsberry, Haden Lasage, Kyara Lebleu, Alex LeJeune, Laylla McDaniel, Tate Newsom, Peyton Noe, Aleck Onellion, Lanell Shankle, Robert Strauss, Aaliyah Theriot, Kristen Thibodeaux, Rowan Trahan, Gavin Viator, Madayln Viator, Tramekah White, Cole White, Addison Abshire, Miguel Aldaco, Delanie Aucoin, Logan Brown, Chloe Collins, Zachary Conner, Zylen Daniels, Triniti Dartez, Landon Duhon, Emma Dupre, Kylith Fontenot, Etta Fruge, Mathias Jones, Blake Landry, Payton Lopez, Preston Lopez, Jakarigan Maxile, Alijah Meaux, Austin Moore, Jimmy Moore, Carson Myers, Kaylor Schexneider, Mckinsey Schexnider, Gabby Seller and Bo Thomassee.
BCS D.A.R.E. Graduation
The BCS D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 7, and began with the D.A.R.E. song, as fifth students entered the Bethel Christian Church sanctuary. An introduction was then delivered by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Zyla Comer and Gavin Bouley, who led the event. The Pledge of Allegiance, delivered by Rachael Bergeaux and Hudson Dupuis, was followed by the presentation of the Christian Flag, presented by Autumn Litteral and Julianna Flores, the presentation of the Bible Flag by Ethan Mouhot and Chloe McKelroy and then the prayer delivered by Layne Hicks.
Jennings High School (JHS) students Kent Brown, Gabrielle Daigle, Brock Duhon and Madisyn Ward were recognized as the BCS Role Models, before Kali Patterson delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Khadence Hill delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by David Pentecost, Zechariah Reed, Reagan Cormier and Sagan Griffith.
JDSO Deputy Mika Miguez, then announced the classroom essay winners as Layne Hicks, Zechariah Reed and Gavin Bouley, with Zyla Comer as the overall school winner.
JDSO D.A.R.E. Officer Mika Miguez (right) is pictured here with BCS overall school essay winner, Zyla Comer (left).
With assistance from fifth grade teacher Karah Daigle, Miguez then presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates.
The BCS fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the spring 2019 class were Rachael Bergeaux, Gavin Bouley, Zyla Comer, Reagan Cormier, David Dugas-Pentecost, Hudson Dupuis, Julianna Flores, Sagan Griffith, Layne Hicks, Khadence Hill, Autumn Litteral, Chloe Mckelroy, Ethan Mouhot, Kali Patterson and Zechariah Reed.
JES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The JES D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 8. After students filled the school auditorium, the ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Caroline Cormier and Jacque Person, who led the event. The Pledge of Allegiance was then delivered by Jayce Legros and Corbin Webre, followed by the prayer delivered by Brooklyn Doucet.
JES Role Models were recognized as Jennings High School (JHS) students Madeline Futch, Morgan Leblanc, Keelan McZeal, Spencer Stelly, Caroline Vanhook and Trey Williams. Braionie Mouton then delivered the D.A.R.E. Mission, and Joshua Capdeville delivered the D.A.R.E. Vision. The History of D.A.R.E. was presented by Julia Green, Amariah Edwards, Jamell Davis and Elijah Guidry.
JDSO Deputy Mika Miguez then announced the classroom essay winners as Cami LeJeune, Kalen Thibodeaux, JP Broussard, Caroline Cormier and Maddie Rodriguez, with Breonna Paddio as the overall school winner.
JDSO D.A.R.E. Officer Mika Miguez (right) is pictured here with Breonna Paddio (left), the JES overall school essay winner.
With assistance from JES sixth grade teachers Alice Boutte, Paige Cassidy, Olivia Hollier, Christina Whitman and Crystal Benoit, Miguez then presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates.
The JES sixth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the spring 2019 class included the following students: Destiny Achan, Brooklin Clement, Jamell Davis, Gracie Doucet, Anarie Edwards, Iyanna Gibson, Bree Guidry, Brianna Guidry, Damien Hebert, Hailey Hicks, Alexander Istre, Aidan Jones, Thomas Kratzer, Jeremy Legros, Cami LeJeune, Brilee Manuel, Elijah Nelson, Dsel Palfrey, Benjamin Semmes, Stevie Simon, Markyree St. Julien, Brendyn Thibodeaux, Marco Vargas, Victoria Whitehouse, Morgan Williams, Allayna Alexander, Jaydyn Auble, James Briscoe, Chandler Broussard, Jamarcus Cretchen, Nevaeh Davis, Mason Druilhet, Gavin Dupont, Brennon Gary, Jaden George, Keegan George, Lexi Gibson, Markia Grayson, Elijah Guidry, Kaidence Hawkins, Jartavious Howard, Nicholas Kleinpeter, Chevy LeJeune, Amani Claire, Katrina Offord, Aaliyah Provost, Alyssa Regan, Mattie Rodriguez, Donald Sonnier, Shyla Swarna, Kamryn Trahan, Corbin Webre, Tyler Atkins, Adrian Barbier, Joshua Capdeville, Avi Coleman, Ryleigh Crochet, Kade Dauphinet, Keyatha Domingue, Jhadyn Gotte, Brayden Guidry, Mitchell Henderson, Terry Hickman, Madison Istre, Isaiah Jackson, Kiandre Jones, Zachary Landry, Jayce Legros, Ava Lennette, Claira Mayeaux, Breonna Paddio, Carly Reed, Leyton Reed, Julissa Sanchez, Iyhana Senegal, Kalen Thibodeaux, Aiden Walker, Zalie Woods, Jaiviyon Bias, Jean Paul Broussard, Z’nya Citizen, Adyson Crader, Ryleigh Daigle, Cassidy Durio, Davien Edwards, Joia Edwards, Miguel Encinas, Jakin Gotreaux, Alahna Hicks, Brandon Hobson, Myles Keiser, Morgan Landry, Maya Leblanc, Andrea Leon, Shemar Moore, Jenna Morvant, Austin Mulvany, Javiel Palfrey, Jacque Person, Ashlynn Pitre, Caviah Prudhomme, Austin Reeves, Jessie Ward, Micah Benoit, Zaelon Blair, Reese Clement, Caroline Cormier, Clay Cox, Kyle Cox, Albert Davis, Mackinzee Devall, Brooklyn Doucet, Amariah Edwards, Tallyn Fontenot, Julia Green, Emma Hendrix, Jaxson Jones, Haileigh Lasher, Jade LeJeune, Braionie Mouton, Unique Quintero, Seth Reed, Ryan Rippy, Landon Robinson, Jomarick Sellers, Damani Sinegal, Kylan Trahan, Dudley Young and Rejohn Zeno.
HES D.A.R.E. Graduation
The HES D.A.R.E. Graduation was held on Thursday, May 9, and led by Mistress and Master of Ceremony Mylie Heinen and Braedon Trahan. The opening prayer was delivered by Zoey Young and Judah Belt, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, delivered by Caiden Pitre and Gabrielle Henry.
The D.A.R.E. Mission was then delivered by Payton Crochet, followed by the D.A.R.E. Vision, delivered by Keely Francis. The History of D.A.R.E. was delivered by Riley LeJeune, Channing Gary, Averi Thibodeaux and Davin Seilhan.
Hathaway High School (HHS) students Ian Andrepont, Lindsay Clement, Kade Fontenot, Skylar Henry and Lauryn Simmons were recognized as HES Role Models.
JDSO Deputy Gale Richard, with assistance from fifth grade teachers Rachel Landry and Tarah Trahan, presented the D.A.R.E. graduation certificates before announcing Caroline Stanley, Zoey Young, Madison Matte and Kaitlyn Sawyer as the classroom essay winners, with Aida Owen as the overall school essay winner.
JDSO D.A.R.E. Officer Gale Richard (left) is pictured here with HES overall school essay winner, Aida Owen (right).
The HES fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates for the spring 2019 class included the following students: Ian Albro, Judah Belt, Kinsley Bergeaux, Lydia Boudreaux, Nathaniel Broussard, Izabella Bundy, Payton Crochet, Carly Dietz, Hayden Fontenot, Daniel Gallagher, Karley Guidry, Sienna Guidry, Talon Hulin, Kone Lacombe, Cooper LeBlanc, Madison Matt, Ridge Murray, Aida Owen, Caiden Pitre, Kaitlyn Sawyer, Davin Seilhan, Isabel Sonnier, Emmy Suire, Averi Thibodeaux, Braedon Trahan, Brendon Comeaux, Laiken Cormier, Alli Crader, Blaise Crochet, Allisson Banda Cruz, Hadyn Daigle, Keely Francis, Channing Gary, Mylie Heinen, Gabrielle Henry, Abbygail Hill, Aaron Slymaker Johnson, Kairi Johnson, Riley LeJeune, Noah Matt, Angelique Meana, Braiden Mire, Mila Robertson, Emberlie Roy, Carolina Stanley, Stormi Thibodeaux, Tristian Thibodeaux, Cayden Timmons, Traden Touchet and Zoey Young.
2019 Spring D.A.R.E. Role Model's Luncheon
Following the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office 2019 Spring D.A.R.E. graduations for LAES, BCS, JES and HES, Sheriff Ivy Woods (center) and D.A.R.E. Officers Gale Richard (second from left) and Mika Miguez (second from right) took the 2019 spring D.A.R.E. role models for an honorary luncheon to Mr. Gatti’s restaurant in Jennings.
The role models who attended the luncheon were (pictured here, in no particular order) LAHS student Braden Hebert; BCS students Kent Brown, Gabrielle Daigle, Brock Duhon and Madisyn Ward and JHS students Madeline Futch, Keelan McZeal, Spencer Stelly and Trey Williams. Not pictured, but also present were HHS students Ian Andrepont, Lindsey Clement, Kade Fontenot, Skyler Henry and Lauryn Simmons.
The 2019 spring role models who did not attend the luncheon were LAHS students Alexis Broussard, Kedrick Gabriel, Allison Guillory, Taylor Hibbitts and Christian Trahan and JHS students Morgan Leblanc and Caroline Vanhook.