D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program”

LaSalle Parish 7th grade students had the opportunity to participate in the D.A.R.E. Program taught by Deputy Jenny Parker, D.A.R.E. officer with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office.
This Jr. High D.A.R.E. Program is taught within a two week period with topics of drug abuse awareness and prevention, assertiveness, dealing with peer pressure, making decisions and knowing the consequences, using R.E.A.L. resistance techniques (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave), and bully prevention. Over 160 Junior High students participated in the program.
Students participate in the daily lessons, working out situations where they are faced with making wise decisions and hopefully, choosing one with good consequences. These lessons are designed to help the students develop skills that can be used as they face any life changing decision not just in school but also adulthood.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this program to our youth who are just beginning their teenage years of life,” Sheriff Scott Franklin said. “We are hopeful that students will leave the program with valuable information that will help them face difficult decisions in the coming years.”

D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from Jena Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Ryleigh Ashworth, Aiyana Aycock, Whitney Ballard, Akeelah Brown, Sawyer Davidson, Nicolette Fletcher and Maliyah Free; middle row (l to r) Mary Hebron, Emma Howard, Ashley Hudnall, Allyssa Jones, Taylor McPherson and Stormi Picou and back row (l to r) Kinley Prewitt, Tyia Purvis, Kaylie Spears, Madelyn Stapleton, Ashlyn Stuckey, Abagail Whitehead and Matalyn Wiley.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from Jena Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Case Addison, Noah Carr, Kato Cassard, Jason Dean, Lucas Dotson, Zayde Farley, Abram Fonseca, Caleb Garringer and Charles Golden; middle row (l to r) Zykerrik Hunter, Jaccob Jackson, Dewayne Jenkins, Brennan Jones, Nathan McBroom, Alex McDougald, Ethan Parker, Jackson Skinner and Beau Stapleton and back row (l to r) Xander Steen, Waylon Tingle, Josiah Tucker, Joshua Washington, Hayden Williams, Paxton Willis, Roderick Wilson and Weston Windham. Not shown are Andruw Black, Jacob Campbell, Justin Cockerham, Billy Ray Guillot and Cutler Hall.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from Jena Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Paige Farrington, Dakoda Fausphoul, Raya Ganey, Zy’Kera Hunter, Hannah King, Lacie Lowery and Chloe Poole and back row (l to r) Kalyn Prewitt, Brielle Smith, Zoey Smith, Scottlyn Stapleton, Kirsten Strickland and Shaelyn Zocher. Not shown is Madison Littleton.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from Jena Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Zachary Barker, Charlie Breland, Christian Chapman, Daylon Curry, Gavin Doolittle, Ryan Doolittle, Elijah Dupuis and Ja’Quarius Green; middle row (l to r) Jacorion Hatcher, Brody Ingle, Gregory Jackson, Alan Jones, Zerrick Jones, Hunter King, Logan Lowery and Daggar Owens and back row (l to r) Noah Perrin, David Poole, Elijah Robertson, Gabriel Rosenberg, Wyatt Smith, Hunter Spence, Jakoy Washington, Jacob Wiley and Riddick Newman. Not shown is Hunter Jackson.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from LaSalle Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Fabiola Arteaga, Kyndal Borden, Makenzie Nino, Hallie Peppers and Kaylin Peppers; middle row (l to r) Addison Prince, Kylee Shelton, Hailey Spangler, Bryanne Spruell and Kayla Thompson and back row (l to r) Olivia Tisdale, Ashley Wilhite, Kyria Wilhite, Jacee Williams and Lily Wilson. Not shown are Hayleigh Boyd and Isabelle Thompson.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from LaSalle Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Javier Arteaga, Drake Atwell, Charles Bentley, Hunter Bradford, Sean Derr, Kade Esters and Tanner Gagne; middle row (l to r) Cody Haworth, Bug Lawson, Connor Lisenby, Tristian Mandsley, Cole Meredith, Braxtin Meredith and Eli Peppers and back row (l to r) Darion Randall, Morgan Scogin, Gabriel Skaggs, Cody Spencer, Cuttler Spruell, Jamorian Turner, Tristan Veillion and Hayden White. Not shown are Samuel King and William Street.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from LaSalle Junior High 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Emily Barton, Rebecca Brown, Micah Crafts, Abbie Maxwell, Kayley McCarty and Kryslin Woodruff; middle row (l to r)
Logan Demoss, Haden Doughty, Hunter Hailey, Ethan Jefferson, Kendryk Morrow, Noah Parham and Caden Ponds and back row (l to r) Wesley Rasberry, Alexander Strawn, Dylann Sullivan, Stephen Turner, Justin Valentine, Landon Valure and Dannon Williams. Not shown are Emma Leigh Foy, Jacie Womack, Brody Barton and Mason Dulaney.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from Nebo Elementary 7th grade include: front row (left to right) Claire Bailey, Chevy Berry, William Cole and Teacy Coley; middle row (l to r) Savannah Gilmore, Eden Kuhn, Caleb Masters and Hallie Jones and back row (l to r) Savannah Pritchard, Andrew Thoms and Jonathan Tingle. Not shown are Kaitlyn Norris, Maddison Sharp, Tristian Sikes and Edward Weaver.
D.A.R.E. Jr. High “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L. Program” graduates for 2019 from Temple Christian Academy 7th grade: (left to right) Jewellia Champlin and Brinkley Comeaux Not shown is Shayde Hord.