Briarwood students graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.
By Brian Bowden

The fifth-grade students at Briarwood successfully graduated from the C.H.A.M.P.S. program at a ceremony honoring their achievements on May 8. "I'm just very proud of the efforts these young men and women gave us," said Headmaster Clayton Parrish. C.H.A.M.P.S. stands for choosing healthy activities and methods promoting safety.
The program, ran by Warren County Chief Deputy Sammy Purvis, showcased the 18 students who completed the requirements of the program that included a workbook, poster and essay. "They all did an excellent job," said Purvis. "I'm just real proud of them."
The program, established in 2004 to better suit Georgia's needs, features topics discussing alcohol, A.T.V.'s, bullying, choices & consequences, cocaine, gangs, home alone & child abduction, hunting & firearm safety, inhalants, internet safety, leaders & followers, marijuana, methamphetamines, peer pressure, prescription drugs, steroids, stress, tobacco, understanding violence, water safety and CPR.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, May 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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