Essay

Zaniyah Young wins essay contest
Escambia County Middle School held an essay contest for fifth-grade students participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program taught by Escambia County Deputy Jeff Weaver. In D.A.R.E., students learn about the importance of steering clear of drugs and alcohol, reporting suspicious activity and bullying to adults, and techniques on how to handle peer pressure. Zaniyah Johnson, at right with Deputy Weaver, won the essay contest.