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DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (DARE) PROGRAM CHALLENGES STUDENTS AT SUMTER COUNTY ELEMENTARY

 STUDENTS ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT THE HUMMER VEHICLE
STUDENTS ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT THE HUMMER VEHICLE
DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (DARE) PROGRAMS CHALLENGES SUMTER COUNTY ELEMENTARY FIFTH GRADERS

The fifth grade students of Sumter County Elementary are preparing to graduate from the DARE program this week. As a part of the festivities surrounding this event, representatives from five emergency responder organizations and the U.S Georgia National Guard shared ways they help to fight the war on drugs. The students have been learning about resisting drug use and were able to enjoy a morning filled with questions and answers and demonstrations from the organizations. Colonel Eric Bryant with the Sumter County Sheriff's Department helped engage the students as school leaders looked on. Mrs. Sharron Marcus, Principal, and the fifth grade faculty and students were treated to the landing of the U.S. Army and Georgia National Guard helicopter. They also toured vehicles used to fight drug use including a fire truck, Hummer, Sheriff's car, and the helicopter. The administrators would like to thank the representatives from the National Guard, U.S. Army, Sheriff's Department, Sumter County EMS, Americus Fire and Rescue, Americus City Fire Department, and the City of Americus for sharing this experience with their students. The group pictured is enjoying asking questions about the Hummer.

 
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