It was mixed emotions at Dunbar Auditorium during the Mountain Home School District’s 5th grade D.A.R.E. graduation. Family and friends attended as over 300 students from Hackler Intermediate School crossed the stage and were recognized. Along with the graduation came the announcement that Deputy Mandee Love, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office Mountain Home School Resource Officer, for the past 9 years would be leaving Baxter County. Cheers from the graduating students soon turned to tears as past and present students came to the stage to hug Deputy Love and wish her well. Deputy Love will be moving with her family to relocate to the Quitman area due to her husband’s relocation with the Corps of Engineers.
Sheriff John Montgomery spoke to the graduates
Students and Teachers were recognized during Graduation
Students are congratulated as they crossed the stage
Sheriff Montgomery presents Deputy Love with a plaque and gifts from the teachers. Students lined up to hug Deputy Love and wish her well