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|Philips wins DARE contest|
A Crowville Middle School student, Rachel Philips, was named winner of this year's Franklin Parish DARE Essay Contest. The announcement was made by Sheriff Kevin Cobb at the end of the school year.
Rachel is the daughter of the Rev. Dave and Fay Philips of Winnsboro. In recognition of the honor, she was presented a DARE medal and travel bag as well as a pin and patch from the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office.
DARE is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program and the core program is presented to nearly 300 fifth grade students in schools throughout Franklin Parish. The program is administered here by the Sheriff's Office. Deputy Marcy Thompson serves as DARE Officer.
"The DARE program gives young people information on the consequences and effects of abusing drugs with special emphasis on skills to help them make healthy choices and good decisions," Sheriff Cobb noted.
As part of the program, students are required to write an essay telling why DARE is important to them and the things they have learned. At the end of the school year a parish winner is selected from essays submitted by the students.
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