St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program graduations

Posted: December 20th, 2017 | Filed under: News Releases

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann helps Arabi Elementary School fifth-grader Mark Loustalot with a necklace that was included in the bag of goodies he received for being a D.A.R.E. anti-drug program first-place essay winner.

Lt. Lisa Jackson, right, and Lt. Rickey Jackson present Arabi Elementary School students with their D.A.R.E. anti-drug program certificates of completion.

Arabi Elementary School students who were named D.A.R.E anti-drug program first-place essay contest winners are, first row, from left: Mark Loustalot, Brennin Blum, Alyssa Edenfield and Charle’ Bright. Second row, from left, are: Arabi Elementary Student of the Year Robyn Hyas, and second-place D.A.R.E essay winners, from left: Victoria Thomas, Tina Nguyen, Samira Kandous and Daphny Hays. Third row, from left, are: St. Bernard School Board Member Katherine Lemoine, Lt. Rickey Jackson, Lt. Lisa Jackson, Capt. Ronnie Martin, Sheriff James Pohlmann, Lt. Robert Broadhead, Col. Robert McNab, and Arabi Elementary Principal Carla Carollo.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann talks to Arabi Elementary School students who graduated from the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program.

More than 300 St. Bernard Parish fifth graders graduated from the fall semester of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program, taught in St. Bernard Parish schools by program supervisor Lt. Lisa Jackson and Sgt. Darrin Miller, is aimed at discouraging youngsters from using drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, or taking part in violence or the bullying of others.

Ninety Arabi Elementary School students graduated from the program in a ceremony held Dec. 14 at the school.