May 26, 2017

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Richland County Muslim School Believed to be First in the Nation

Posted on May 21, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Leon Lott

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation. RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. – Ten Muslim students in Richland County participated in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind event of the educational drug program called D.A.R.E. Friday’s D.A.R.E. […]

Local D.A.R.E Board Awards Scholarships to Jersey Community High School Seniors

Posted on May 19, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Jersey Community High School DARE Scholars 2017

JERSEYVILLE – CNB Bank & Trust employee Matt Eschbach serves on the local D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) board in Jerseyville, which is organized through the Jerseyville Police Department. The D.A.R.E. board recently presented $500 scholarship checks to four local high school students, Stephen Rulo, Anne Snyders, Maddie Hansen, and Quinten Dial. These impressive young […]

Students Vow to Make Healthy Choices

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Nevada, News

Gardnerville Elementary School DARE Graduation 2017

Future nurses, veterinarians, athletes and teachers vowed to reach their dreams by practicing a drug-free and healthy lifestyle during Gardnerville Elementary School’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremony. More than 60 fifth-graders made promises to choose healthy lifestyles during last Friday’s event. “D.A.R.E. is a very important program,” said fifth-grader Skylyn Rasmussen. “I think […]

D.A.R.E. Reflections

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Ohio

Bellefontaine DARE Essay Winners 2017

Bellefontaine Intermediate School fifth-grader Emily Taylor, holding the microphone, reads her essay Tuesday afternoon during the school’s D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, accompanied by program leader Bellefontaine Police Department Officer Andy Kennedy, while fellow essay winners are recognized in front of her. Through D.A.R.E., Emily said she has learned about being responsible and setting priorities, like completing […]

D.A.R.E. Targets Age-Specific Messages On Drugs to Make a Difference

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Students chuckle as Retro Bill Russ talks tells a joke during the DARE graduation ceremony for sixth-graders in the auditorium at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Ind., Monday, May 8, 2017. Mike Wolanin | The Republic

The growing problem of heroin abuse came up early during graduation ceremonies this week for nearly 400 Bartholomew County sixth-graders completing their 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. D.A.R.E graduation keynote speaker “Retro” Bill Russ talked about the increase in heroin addiction, as did Larry Perkinson, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. employee and student assistance coordinator, […]

St. Peter Catholic School Students Graduate from D.A.R.E Program

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri

St. Peter Catholic School DARE Graduates 2017

The Marshall Police Department held a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremony for students at St. Peter Catholic School on Thursday, May 11. According to a news release, Mrs. Simonton’s fifth-grade students (right) just completed the 10-week D.A.R.E. program, which was taught by Detective Sergeant William McMellen. D.A.R.E. is designed to educate children about […]

Georgetown Fifth Grade Students Successfully Graduate D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Louisiana, News

Georgetown DARE Graduates 2017

GRANT PARISH, La. (GPSO) – On May 9, 2017, Georgetown fifth grade students celebrated their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program. Georgetown Principal Jennifer Winslett delivered the opening and closing remarks at the ceremony. Emma Winslett said the Pledge of Allegiance and fifth grader Micah Tims said the prayer. G.P.S.O. Corporal Donna Bryant, who was accompanied […]

182 Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. in Craig

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Colorado, Hometown

Craig DARE Graduates 2017

Battling tears and deep-rooted emotions, Kassie Vesely gave a powerful speech about the dangers of drug abuse to an auditorium filled with fifth-grade students Tuesday morning. “I am here today, sharing my story in hopes that it will help to prevent you from going down the same path,” Vesely said about her hardships related to […]

For D.A.R.E. Officer, An Emotional Farewell

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio, Spotlight

Sgt. Bobby Stroop

After a career in law enforcement dating back to 1985, including more than a decade as Highland County’s D.A.R.E. officer, Sgt. Bobby Stroop is retiring from the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. Image: Sgt. Bobby Stroop is preparing to retire effective May 31 after serving in law enforcement since 1985, including more than a decade as […]

Verda Elementary Students D.A.R.E. Program a Success

Posted on May 1, 2017 by in Hometown, Louisiana

Verda Elementary DARE Students

GRANT PARISH, La. (GPSO) – For Verda Elementary fifth grade teacher Denise Jordan, this year’s D.A.R.E. program was a triumph of determination and teamwork for her kids. On April 27, the students graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in a ceremony that took place at Verda Elementary and was attended by the proud family, friends and […]