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Annessa Masterson, D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board Oklahoma Representative

Posted on June 26, 2015 by in Hometown, Oklahoma, Youth Advisory Board

My name is Annessa Masterson and I am a sophomore at Wyandotte High School in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. My parents are Chad and Trishia Masterson and have an older brother, Seth. I currently am doubled up in my math classes (Geometry and Algebra II) so I can take College Algebra next year, along with other college classes. Our school […]

Texas D.A.R.E. Officer Training, June 8 to 19, 2015

Posted on June 26, 2015 by in Hometown, Texas, Training

Texas is back in the saddle again after eight years of no DOT’s. Thanks to University of Phoenix, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, Conroe ISD PD, TDOA and Bobby Robinson and La. DARE Training center. The Houston Chronicle ran a story about the DARE officer training program that was made possible with the help of two, […]

Balling Heads D.A.R.E Program in City of Tonawanda

Posted on June 25, 2015 by in Hometown, New York, News

From North Tonawanda Sun. Pictured are City of Tonawanda Police Chief William Strassburg, Exalted Ruler for the Elk’s Lodge James Sutton, and Officer Jason Balling. Click image for full view. TONAWANDA – In support of the recently re-launched D.A.R.E. Program at City of Tonawanda schools, the Elk’s Lodge #860 has generously donated $1,000 to the […]

Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E Youth Advisory Board Illinois Representative

Posted on June 25, 2015 by in Hometown, Illinois, Youth Advisory Board

Hi! My name is Lauren Etzkorn and I am the D.A.R.E Youth Advisory Board Representative for Illinois because I believe and follow the lessons that D.A.R.E teaches. I was able to participate in the D.A.R.E. program when I was in 5th Grade at Schiesher Elementary School in Lisle, IL. The same year I was taking […]

Southside ISD students working to stop drugs in schools

Posted on June 24, 2015 by in Hometown, News, Texas

From WOAI News 4 San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO – It’s a program that’s been around for decades and one area school district is proving it still works. In the 2013-2014 school year, Southside Independent School District Police made 13 drug-related arrests at Losoya Middle School. District leaders knew they had to take action, so they […]

Program helps CISD police focus on campus drug abuse

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Hometown, School Safety, Texas

From Chron.com. Photo: Conroe ISD Police Department Chief William Harness congratulates Conroe ISD Police officer LaQuoya Cook, College Park High School police officer, during the Conroe ISD Police Department D.A.R.E. Instructor Certification graduation ceremony at Conroe High School 9th grade campus. Conroe ISD Police Department hosted the two week instructor certification classes that were attended by […]

A Fun-Filled D.A.R.E. Day in Thrall Park

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Hometown, New York, News

From The Epoch Times. On June 13 in Middletown’s Thrall Park Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) had a clear message: enjoy the day. Police officers were everywhere, some in uniform, others in the bright yellow D.A.R.E. t-shirt. Local businesses showed their support with booths that offered healthy snacks or fun activities. ShopRite had two booths, […]

Pittsfield: Taconic names top senior scholars

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Hometown, Massachusetts

From The Berkshire Eagle. Principal John Vosburgh has announced that Taconic High School’s 44th commencement exercises will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the school. Anna Keen Leonard, daughter of Richard Leonard and Sandra Keen of Pittsfield, has been named valedictorian with a grade point average of 100.9. Alexander Michael Stevens, son of […]

Southland 5th-graders Graduate D.A.R.E.

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Georgia, Hometown

From Americus Times-Recorder. Click image for full view. AMERICUS — The Southland Academy fifth-grade class graduated from the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education Program on May 1 in the Jimmy Deriso Building. The dignified ceremony included the students’ leading the program with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, welcoming the speaker and their personal […]

Oklahoma D.A.R.E.’s New Superheroes

Posted on June 19, 2015 by in Hometown, Oklahoma

Officer Ken and Geri Williams are the New Superheroes! From the Facebook Page of Oklahoma DARE Officer’s Association – ODOA: A definition of a super hero is a heroic person, someone who hears a cry for help and responds. Today Oklahoma DARE has a new super hero! Last night, upon returning from DARE conference and hearing […]