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Salem D.A.R.E. Newsletter June 2017

By Senior Officer Craig Seibel of the Salem Police…

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

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…

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; I have…

Maggie Engnes is the 2017 National Scholarship Awardee

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…

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

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 made my Class' graduation…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Local Officer Earns Statewide Recognition

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…

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

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…

Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative

I would like to tell you about me for a second or two. First off, I am a home grown Missourian with the passion of an athlete. I attend Sedalia Smith Cotton High School.  Just to give you an idea of where Sedalia is, we are approximately 80 miles east of Kansas City.  Sedalia is known for being a…

Running Clinic for Kids to Raise Money for D.A.R.E. Program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -A summer event will help raise money for D.A.R.E along with getting the kids off the couch. Gearhead Outfitters is partnering with St. Bernards for the Project 90 Kids event. It’s an event that stems from Project 90 for adults. Seth Freeman is an instructor for…

Fillmore County Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Chief Deputy Tony Webber

Chief Deputy Tony Webber was the guest speaker at the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held last Wednesday morning, May 24. Fillmore County sixth graders have the knowledge and power “to resist drugs and violence.” Sixth-graders from Mabel-Canton, Lanesboro, Fillmore Central,…

Murray Fifth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Murray 2017 D.A.R.E. Graduates

Giving children accurate information about drugs is a powerful step in keeping them from forming addictions as adults. One group of Murray students has already taken that step, as the fifth graders in the school’s new D.A.R.E. program graduated in May. “Unfortunately drugs are a problem…

Fruge Named Illinois D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Lincoln Police Officer Chirsty Fruge, at right, was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday in East Peoria.

Lincoln Police Officer Chirsty Fruge, at right, was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday [June 16] in East Peoria. Lincoln Police Officer Christy Fruge was named the 2017 Illinois D.A.R.E. Officers Association Officer of the Year on Friday [June 16]…