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For Immediate Release

February 15, 2010 Sha Niolon, Deputy U.S. Marshal
E/LA G.R.E.A.T. Coordinator (504) 589-6079 Dial 1
USMS/G.R.E.A.T. Program

On February 14, 2010, students of the USMS/G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Program  in New Orleans were proudly featured in the Bacchus Parade during Mardi Gras. Twenty outstanding students were selected to participate based on their accomplishments achieved during the G.R.E.A.T. lessons taught at the MLK Jr. Charter School. These students best exemplified the lessons taught to them by the Deputies during the G.R.E.A.T. Program (leadership, conflict resolution, anger management).

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