Norfork 5th grade students were joined by friends and family last night to celebrate their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation.
School Resource officer Deputy Billy Cox lead commencement and introduced Essay winners; Emma Richard and Arrine Woody. One very special young lady Harmony Buck was recognized as the best student of the year.
Sheriff John Montgomery spoke to the graduating class about how making good choices can affect the rest of their lives.
Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School Students had the chance to visit with the Baxter County Sheriff's Office today. Students toured 5 stations that gave them a chance to see the equipment and hear about what the Sheriff's Office does.
Sheriff John Montgomery meets the students.
Students toured the 5 stations while deputies explained how the equipment was used.
Lieutenant Brad Lewis talked to students about boating, water safety and water patrol.
PC (Patrol Car) spoke about being safe at home and in the car.
Deputy Mike Holland informed students about the Sheriff's Office Dive Team.
Deputy/Pilot Benny Magness talked about what to do if you are lost and the importance of the Helicopter in law enforcement.
Lieutenant Rick Lucy explained the use of the Sheriff's Office underwater camera.
Students from the Cotter 5th grade participated in their (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) D.A.R.E. graduation yesterday afternoon. Family and friends were in attendance to help them celebrate.
School Resource Officer, Deputy Matthew Guthrie introduced guests at the graduation, Instructional Facilitator Misty Haynes, Superintendent Vanessa Jones Thomas, Librarian Chris Jaeger, and Sheriff John Montgomery.
Several students were recognized for their individual achievements during the year: River Harris, Abigail Kasinger, Sebastian Knight, Joey Harber and McKenna Collins.
Guest Speaker Sheriff John Montgomery spoke to the graduating class about respect and congratulated them on their accomplishments this year.
Over 300 Mountain Home 5th Grade students crossed the stage last night at Dunbar Auditorium to celebrate their graduating the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Numerous family and friends were present to support the class of 2019.
Students were presented with awards for their achievement in the program along with recognizing the teachers for their support.
Guest speakers were Hackler Intermediate School Principal Allyson Dewey, Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, Prior Sheriff and current Deputy/Pilot for the Sheriff's Office Benny Magness. Deputy Magness was presented with a plaque for being a founder and strong supporter of the D.A.R.E. program in Baxter County.
Students at Nelson Wilks Herron Elementary School enjoyed getting to visit with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office Deputies as they explained the equipment on display. Students rotated through five stations and got to see the Sheriff's Office, Helicopter, Patrol Boat, Underwater Camera system, Scuba Dive Team and PC (Patrol Car)
Helicopter and what to do if your lost is explained by Deputy/Pilot Benny Magness
Water Patrol and boating safety are explained by Lt. Brad Lewis
Underwater Sonar and Camera are explained by Lt. Rick Lucy
Water Safety and Dive Team are explained by Sgt. Lee Sanders
PC and McGruff talk to students about being safe