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Springdale Elementary 5th grade classes celebrated their D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Principal, Mr. Thackston opened the ceremony welcoming the visitors and congratulating the students on what they had learned.  Special speakers for the event were Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett,  Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop, and Young Miss South Carolina, Pete Davis (Fulmer student).   Also in attendance was our Superintendent, Dr. Venus Holland, Mr. Jim Hinton, and Little Miss South Carolina, Sarah Catherine Cantrell (a Springdale student).

The student's learned good decision-making skills which will help them lead safe and healthy lives.  The D.A.R.E. Vision states “A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.”

At the completion of the 10-week program, students were asked to write a one page essay on what they had learned.  The winners were:

  • Cassidy Thomas-Overall 5th grade winner

  • Riley Chandler- Winner from Mrs. Pyle's class

  • Peyton Owens- Winner from Mrs. Broome's class

  • Lexi Moti-Winner from Mrs. Pope's class

We are so proud of all of our students!  Thank you to all who helped them in this important endeavor.

Superintendent, Dr. Venus Holland                 Mayor Michael Bishop, Chief Kevin Cornett, Young Miss SC         Lexington School District Two                         Anna “Pete” Davis and Little Miss SC Sarah Catherine Cantrell

2014 Springdale Elem. D.A.R.E. Graduation with Principal Mr. Thackston
Chief Kevin Cornett- Mayor Michael Bishop, and Young Miss South Carolina, Pete Davis

For Red Ribbon Week the students at Rice Creek Elementary decorated their 5th grade doors. D.A.R.E became the focus with Drug Abuse Resistance Education as the theme.

Deputy Karen Bailey, the S.R.O./D.A.R.E. Officer, would like to share these pictures. Deputy Bailey was delighted and inspired that her D.A.R.E. students decided to use their talents to send a message with each picture (door) that drugs are not going to be a part of their life and that D.A.R.E. is helping to make a difference.



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