August 16, 2017

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 […]

D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Norwalk Concert Hall

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in Connecticut, Hometown, News

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Norwalk Concert Hall

More than 1,000 fifth-grade students from Norwalk’s 11 elementary schools filled the Norwalk Concert Hall Wednesday morning to celebrate their D.A.R.E. graduation. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a curriculum that has been sponsored by the Norwalk Police Department since 1987. It is a nationwide program that addresses drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other […]

Hundreds of Santa Maria Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on June 28, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News

Santa Maria-Bonita School District

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Nearly a thousand 6th grade students packed the Santa Maria Elks Lodge on Friday morning for D.A.R.E. graduation. Many more people, including parents, relatives, teachers, administrators and others were inside the large banquet room, creating a standing-room only situation. “Today was the culmination for the classes I taught the past six […]

“I will never do drugs because of all I have lost, and I hope you won’t either”

Posted on June 5, 2017 by in Georgia, Hometown, News

DARE Essay Winners Recognized

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners Recognized Gabriel Benjamin brought the audience to its feet — and a tear to the eyes of his listeners — after reading his award-winning essay at the 12th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) recognition program May 15 at the Dalton Convention Center. “I will never do drugs because of all I […]

Eagle Pass Independent School District D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on June 2, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Texas

Eagle Pass Independent School District D.A.R.E. Graduation

D.A.R.E. Officer Michael Torralba of the Eagle Pass Independent School District held 2016-2017 D.A.R.E. Graduations for five elementary schools totaling 255 (6th and 5th grade) students. Students enjoyed boat rides by the Texas Game Wardens, motorcycle rides by the Eagle Pass Gypsys, ATV rides by the U.S. Border Patrol. Other agencies helping out where the […]

800 New Brunswick Students Say “No” to Drugs and Alcohol, Yes To D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News


Another class of New Brunswick students have successfully completed the City’s D.A.R.E. program, pledging to live their lives free of the negative influences of drugs and alcohol. D.A.R.E. (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education), a national program that engages elementary-age students in learning how to say no to drugs, alcohol and harmful behavior, has been a staple […]

Lakehurst Fifth Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders before they graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. (Photo by Sara Grillo). LAKEHURST – Two 5th grade classes at Lakehurst Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on a sunny afternoon. Before they received their certificates of completion, they were treated to an […]

Carver-Lyon Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation, Columbia, SC

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Carver-Lyon 5th grade DARE Graduates 2017

Deputy Joe White takes his job serious in every aspect of law enforcement. However, when Deputy White takes on the responsibility of teaching his students to make wise decision that can affect them for the rest of their life in the D.A.R.E. program, Deputy White pours out his heart in each classroom. This was evident […]

2017 D.A.R.E. Graduation Photos from South Dakota

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Hometown, South Dakota

Spearfish D.A.R.E. Officers

Photos courtesy of South Dakota D.A.R.E. Coordinator Waylon Eckert. Click the images for larger view.

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 […]