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Local Students Win 2017 D.A.R.E. Essay Competition

Posted on August 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

D.A.R.E. Wisconsin 2017 Essay Winners

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – Two D.A.R.E. graduates from the area have won a first and second place in D.A.R.E. Wisconsin’s essay contest. Lilly Ackerman, of Southern Bluffs Elementary in La Crosse, and Lydia Hogue, of St. Patrick’s Elementary in Onalaska, initially tied for first place in the contest. After a narrow vote by the […]

Ava Heisinger, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board South Dakota Representative

Posted on August 15, 2017 by in Hometown, South Dakota, Youth Advocacy Board

Ava Heisinger, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board South Dakota Representative

I’m Ava Heisinger. I am a freshman at Sturgis Brown High School. I was born on May 22nd, 2003 in Rapid City, SD. My parents are Billy and Cathy Heisinger. I currently live in Whitewood, SD with my dad, Brittney, my stepmom, and my two lab puppies. During the summer, I love to play softball; […]

Maggie Engnes is the 2017 National Scholarship Awardee

Posted on August 7, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, Hometown, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Maggie Engnes, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Wisconsin Representative

Maggie Engnes, Wisconsin’s Youth Advocacy Board Representative, is the 2017 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Awardee. The scholarship recognizes academic excellence and rewards students who remain true to the goals of the D.A.R.E. program. It is awarded annually to a qualified 12th grade student to attend the university or college of their choice. Congratulations, Maggie!

Samuel Miranda Ferreira, D.A.R.E. International Youth Advocacy Board Brazil Representative

Posted on July 29, 2017 by in Brazil, Hometown, Hometown International, Youth Advocacy Board

Samuel Miranda Ferreira, D.A.R.E. International Youth Advocacy Board Brazil Representative

My name is Samuel Miranda Ferreira, I am 15 years old, and I was born and raised here in Varginha, Brazil, the city where I live. Since I was a child I like to share my ideas, feelings and thoughts. So I started writing a lot and speaking a lot too, until 2015, when I […]

Draper’s D.A.R.E. Officer Aims to Help Kids Make Smart Decisions

Posted on July 26, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Utah

Police Officer Rulon Green and his wife, Allison

While working in the overcrowded 10-story Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Police Officer Rulon Green witnessed humanity at its worst. As part of the emergency response team, he’d be the first to arrive during a riot, wearing a gas mask and helping to triage the wounded. He called it akin to stepping into a […]

A Former D.A.R.E. Student’s Letter to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis

Posted on July 25, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff Chris Davis

Hi Mr. Davis, I am sure you don’t remember me, but I remember you, my name was Jennifer Parsley at the time. In fact, I feel you are a big reason why I have turned out to be a successful adult. You were my D.A.R.E teacher, but you also came to my house many times […]

Brentwood D.A.R.E. Officers Recognized with Anti-drug Award

Posted on July 24, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Brentwood Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Samuel Bady and Mark Wood with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition

Officers Samuel Bady (left) and Mark Wood (right) with their award from the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Photo courtesy of City of Brentwood. For nearly 20 years, Brentwood Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Samuel Bady and Mark Wood have been a team, fighting to keep young people in Brentwood from falling into the trap of […]

Talented Young Lady Sings the National Anthem at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA

Posted on July 20, 2017 by in Hometown, Mississippi, News

From left to right: Shreveport, LA Chief of Police Alan Crump; 7th grade Youree Drive Middle Student & Soloist Sachiri Henderson; D.A.R.E. Vice President of Development & Regional Director John Lindsay; Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator

Sachiri Henderson sang a flawless National Anthem for over 200 Louisiana police officers at the 2017 D.A.R.E. Conference in Shreveport, LA. In photo from left to right: Shreveport, LA Chief of Police Alan Crump; 7th grade Youree Drive Middle Student & Soloist Sachiri Henderson; D.A.R.E. Vice President of Development & Regional Director John Lindsay; Caddo […]

Local Officer Earns Statewide Recognition

Posted on July 20, 2017 by in Hometown, Mississippi, News

2017 Mississippi D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Mark Gilmore

Officer Mark Gilmore has been named the D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in the state of Mississippi. Gilmore was honored Monday at the D.A.R.E summer conference in Biloxi. D.A.R.E stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R. E. website describes the program as “a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten […]

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner at Islamic Academy of Columbia, SC

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir

In photo: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Principal Louai Elkhatib, Deputy Donna Tucker (DARE Instructor), Teacher Maha S. Najjar (5th grade) and D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir. Sheriff Lott is proud to be the first in the nation to offer D.A.R.E. to a Muslims school, the Islamic Academy School located in Columbia. Deputy Tucker was […]