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

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…

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

Pictured from left to right: (front—Senior students) Stephen Rulo, Anne Snyders, Maddie Hansen, and Quinten Dial. (back) Officer Rich Portwood, Illini Middle School representative Sue Long, Jersey County Code Officer Derick Russel, and CNB Bank & Trust Asst. VP Matt Eschbach. JERSEYVILLE - CNB…

Students Vow to Make Healthy Choices

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…

D.A.R.E. Reflections

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

A Rejuvenated D.A.R.E. Can Combat Opioid Epidemic, Cops Say

By Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for Right: Statewide members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met on Monday at the Ocean County Police Academy. In the wake of the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, New Jersey's Drug Abuse Resistance Education - also known as…

Kofee Anderson, Alabama Super Citizen Hero

Over the past 10 weeks, students in the Super Citizen Program have been learning about civics, character, financial literacy and our Great American Story. To put character in context, classes were challenged to identify people in the community who exemplified the qualities they are learning.…

LBT Officer Heads Up New Jersey D.A.R.E. Association, Aiming to Help Combat State Drug Epidemic

A Long Beach Township police officer was among the members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association who met for the first time this past Monday, at the Ocean County Police Academy, to discuss the drug abuse epidemic. Right: Members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met at…

D.A.R.E. Graduates

Danbury Elementary principal Dan Humphrey takes a selfie with the first graduating class of the D.A.R.E. program at Danbury Middle School. -- register photo/WANDA CHANDLER

MARBLEHEAD –– Danbury Middle School sixth graders graduated from D.A.R.E. recently. Right: Danbury Elementary principal Dan Humphrey takes a selfie with the first graduating class of the D.A.R.E. program at Danbury Middle School. -- register photo/WANDA CHANDLER D.A.R.E. which stands for…

400-plus Grade 6 Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Between STAR Catholic and Black Gold School Division, more than 400 Grade 6 students graduated from the DARE program on April 19. Each student received a certificate from their DARE instructor and School Resource Officer Cst. Neil Muz.

After three years of absence, this year’s Grade 6 students graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. New school resource officer Cst. Neil Muz reintroduced the program into City of Leduc Schools. He has been teaching the course for the last 12 years in every…