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.