On April 18, 2019, the Paulding County D.A.R.E. program had DA.R.E. Graduation for the 5th graders of Oakwood Elementary. Each 5th grader received a certificate, medal, and t-shirt for completing the 12-week program. Also, during graduation essay winners were announced. Deputy Mendez said the winners of the essays were Lily Lamond, Hunter Harwell, Lillian Daniels, Grady Barton, and the overall essay winner went to Addy Hunt. “Every 5th grader did an amazing job on their essays and it’s because of their essay’s, I know they are ready to make good choices”, said Deputy Mendez.
To conclude graduation, the 5th graders enjoyed a dodgeball game and a pizza party. Congratulations 5th graders of Oakwood Elementary. Remember, be safe and responsible.