TUPELO – More than 200 Milam students will receive certificates today signifying their completion of the D.A.R.E. program.
A graduation ceremony for the 276 fifth-graders who participated in the program will be held at 1:20 p.m. in the Milam Intermediate School auditorium.
Another graduation ceremony will be held Monday for the fifth-graders at M.L. King Intermediate School. There, 250 students will receive certificates during a graduation at 9:30 a.m. King’s ceremony will be held in the school’s gymnasium.
An award for the best essay writer will be given to a student at each of the schools.
This is the third year that the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education program has been taught in the Tupelo Public Schools. More than 1,500 students have graduated from the program.
Tupelo Police Lt. Ikey Carmack is the D.A.R.E. instructor at Milam School and Sgt. Bob Pittman is the instructor at King.