Skelly student wins district D.A.R.E. essay contest
Ariana Voyles, a fifth grade student in Ms.Markowitz’s class, won the district’s D.A.R.E. essay contest.
Each year, the Butler County Sheriff’s department partners with local schools to provide Drug Abuse Resistance Education to fifth grade students.
All D.A.R.E. participants were recognized by Deputy Dana Burns, D.A.R.E. Instructor, at a culmination ceremony on November 27.
Students were asked to write an essay about making good choices as part of the D.A.R.E. program. A winning essay was chosen from each classroom, then an overall district winner was chosen from the classroom winners.
This year’s guest speaker was country music artist Adam Capts.
This year’s classroom winners were: Greysen Thompson (Varner), Jordan Wood (Johnson), Addison Hull (Grundy), Jenna Hadley (Wessel), Ariana Voyles (Markowitz), Autumn Granado (Williams), and Lucas Culver (Heim).