The CHAMPS Program is a program that helps our youth resist pressures which may influence them to possible experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, and other drugs. Students also learned about ways to avoid bullying, peer pressure, violent behavior and making good choices. This program was started by the Georgia Sheriff's Association and is taught to the 5th grade students by a Deputy Sheriff from your Sheriff's Office. On, Friday, March 29th, BES 5th graders participated in a graduation ceremony signifying their completion of the CHAMPS Program. The ceremony was conducted by Sheriff Ray Paulk, Major Ariel Valdez, Deputy Mark Swain, Deputy Rebecca Meadows and Deputy William Woolridge. Students were given a certificate and t-shirt for completing program and students were also treated to a cookout that included hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Also, students were given a static display from the Georgia State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources, Berrien County Sheriff's Office, Berrien County EMS and AIR EVAC Lifeteam Helicopter from Tifton.
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: BES Cafte