‘DARE’ING ESSAYS — Four students from Obion County schools were recently honored for winning top honors in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) essay contest sponsored locally each year by the Obion County Sheriff’s Department. DARE officer James Clark (left), who teaches the program at Black Oak and Lake Road elementary schools, and DARE officer Kenny Craig (right), teacher of the program at Hillcrest and Ridgemont elementary schools, recently congratulated (from left, continuing with second from left) Mariah Worley, a Black Oak fifth-grader who placed first at her school; Destiny Neil, a Ridgemont fifth-grader who placed first at her school; Kelsey Craddock, a Lake Road fifth-grader who placed first at her school; and Rachel Jones, a Hillcrest fifth-grader who placed first at her school and first place overall for the Obion County schools. The girls each received a monetary prize for their efforts. For being the overall winner, Miss Jones’ essay advanced to state competition in Nashville. Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder was also on hand to congratulate the students.
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