Joanna-Woodson Fifth Graders Complete D.A.R.E. Curriculum

December 5, 2022

Fifth grade students at Joanna-Woodson Elementary recently participated in the DARE program provided by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led curriculum that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

The fifth grade students at Joanna-Woodside successfully completed the course with Deputy Devost, and learned much about bullying, peer pressure, drugs, problem solving, and how to make good decisions in everyday life.

“We are proud of these students for their work to complete the program,” said Sheriff Don Reynolds.  “We hope they will continue to apply the skills learned as they face issues in the future and that they will know that law enforcement is always available to help them.”

Congratulations to students Jaylynn Smith and Janiyah Reeder on being selected as the DARE essay winners. Keep up the great work!