Students graduate from gang resistance program |

Students graduate from gang resistance program

On June 28, 20 students from Carson Valley Middle School graduated from Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program during a ceremony at Zephyr Cove officiated by Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini.

The week-long program was instructed by Douglas County Sheriff’s Youth Service Officers Chris Griffith and Teresa Duffy.

GREAT is a cooperative effort between law enforcement, schools, parents and the community, working together to help children make good life choices. The goal of the program is to prevent youth crime, violence and gang involvement, while developing a positive relationship among our young people to create a safer community.

Douglas County Juvenile Probation Department assisted with the program.

Graduates included Ariah Barth, Emma Brennecke, Codie Brixey, Ingrid Carlson, Chelsea Chambers, Holland Chambers, Hannah Coverley, Samantha Crawford, Allie Galloway, Shayla Gransbery, Serena Herup, Savannah Haase, Sydne Huck, Kalin Ingstad, Delaney Jacobson, Emily Lawrence, Jon Pelcher, Melissa Russell, Carissa Swan and Alexis VonSchottenstein.