Each year Macon East fifth grade students participate in the D.A.R.E. program in partnership with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is an education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. Corporal Kofee Anderson has led our D.A.R.E. program for many years and established a great relationship with the Macon East students. His kindness and encouragement makes the students want to do their best and make good choices. At the end of the of the program, each student writes an essay about what they learned and how they will apply it in their life. This year’s D.A.R.E. essay winners are Elizabeth Kirk and Hunter Wren. Bailey Cunningham received the most improved award, and Tiffany Marshall was honored as overall best student.