Sagecrest 5th graders pledge to lead drug-free lives

Sagecrest 5th graders pledge to lead drug-free lives

KENNEWICK, Wash. - For years students have heard the phrase "say no to drugs."

Today some of them took that pledge for life.

Fifth graders at Sagecrest Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. program this morning. The program empowers students to stay away from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.

It's a nationwide effort, but the Kennewick Police Department educated students on leading lives with good decision making.

"It was awesome to have a D.A.R.E. Officer, he was really nice to all of us.” Fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduate Tyler Jones said, “The worst thing about drugs is that they are really bad for you and just make you go crazy. You would never get the job you really want."

Students like Tyler were chosen from each class to give a speech on why they say no to drug and they also received a medal of honor.

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