Special D.A.R.E. Graduation at Plantation Park Monday
When 5th graders at Plantation Park Elementary graduate from the D.A.R.E. program Monday, there will be one very special graduate among the group. Montrell Delaney is legally blind, and there was no D.A.R.E. booklet available in Braille that he could use. So his visually impaired teacher, Suzanne Wilson, transcribed the entire 33-page booklet into Braille. With that, Delaney was not only able to participate in the course but will now join 74 other Plantation Park 5th graders in Monday afternoon’s graduation ceremony. Over the past 16 weeks, the D.A.R.E. students, under the watchful eye of Bossier Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Cagle, have learned how to avoid drugs, gangs, and violence as well as how to resist peer pressure, avoid bullying, and learn to live productive lives.