Choosing Healthy Activities & Methods Promoting Safety


The Georgia Sheriff's Association originated the CHAMPS Program in 2003. The program was designed to educate 5th grade students. There are about 1500 5th graders taught each year. 

CHAMPS Curriculum

The CHAMPS curriculum has over twenty topics or lessons to choose from. Out of the twenty topics, instructors teach a six-week lesson plan, which may include topics such as: 

  • Alcohol
  • Bullying
  • Choices and Consequences
  • Internet Safety
  • Peer Pressure
  • Tobacco
  • Understanding and Avoiding Violent Behavior

At the conclusion of the six-week curriculum, a graduation is held at each school in celebration of each student's achievement.

Walnut Grove Elementary 5th grade students participate in this program and are required to create a poster on one of the topics discussed in the weekly lessons. 

The winners for the 2023-24 school year are:

Mrs. Haulk's Class:
1st Place: Mason Binette
2nd Place: Harmony Roberts
3rd Place: Ashlynn Chriswell
Overall Winner: Kimberly Torres Paez

Mrs. Lockard's Class:
1st Place: Braxtyn Payne
2nd Place: Madeline Brooks
3rd Place: Payton Bruno
Overall Winner: Hans Davis

Mrs. Reidling's Class:
1st Place: Corbin Klaes
2nd Place: Kimber Martin  
3rd Place: Madelyn Corlew
Overall Winner: Grace Jackson

Mrs. Allgood's Class:
1st Place: Sophia Tuchscherer
2nd Place: Nathan Hewell 
3rd Place: Lila Leavell
Overall Winner: John Luke Ellenberg

Mrs. Larimer's Class:
1st Place: Charlee Parker
2nd Place: Luke Carter 
3rd Place: Nickolas Farias
Overall Winner: Andrew Walker

Walnut Grove Elementary School Overall Winner: Braxtyn Payne
Braxtyn's poster will compete against all 1st place winners in the 5th grade throughout Walton County in both public and private schools. The results will be announced towards the end of the school year.

Our Champs instructor is Deputy Donna Mcelreath.


2023-2024 Poster Winners

First Place Winners
2nd Place Winners
3rd Place Winners
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