D.A.R.E. Graduation

HOULKA, Miss. (WCBI) – Some area elementary students are committed to being drug and violence free.

Houlka 5th graders graduated from the D.A.R.E. program earlier this morning, December 1.

The graduation celebrates the completion of the fourth month course, which students learn about the dangers of alcohol, drugs, abuse, and bullying.

The drug abuse resistance education program has been in Chickasaw County for the last seven years and doesn’t cost taxpayers any money.

A D.A.R.E. officer comes to the school to teach students once a week.

Here’s what these graduating students have to say about the program.

“All of the things like, the pressure and how to communicate and just how to stay drug free,” says Houlka 5th grader, Rossi Holladay.

“So, what’s it feel like to graduate? Sad really. Why is it sad? I don’t want to leave. I wish they would keep it for the whole year and then let us graduate with the real graduation, but there’s not enough lessons, apparently,” says 5th grader Colton Turner.

The D.A.R.E. program is at all elementary schools in Chickasaw County.

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