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D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Posted on February 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. Karen Beaman (Principal).

In photo (click to view the full image): From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. […]

“In the hands of this child”

Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri

Clever D.A.R.E. graduates perform a skit at the January 20, 2017 graduation ceremony

Clever Middle School students graduate from D.A.R.E. In photo: Clever D.A.R.E. graduates perform a skit at the Jan. 20 graduation ceremony. Rows and rows of Clever students sit on bleachers in the Clever Middle School gym Jan. 20. Sporting dark-blue D.A.R.E. shirts, the third- and fourth-graders listened as Christian County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Officer Bill Whitaker […]

189 Students Graduate D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on February 5, 2017 by in Anguilla, Hometown, Hometown International

Anguilla D.A.R.E. Graduation 2017, 189 students completed the program in February

The Royal Anguilla Police Force on Wednesday 1st February, 2017 wrapped up a week of D.A.R.E. Graduations of Grade Six students across the six Primary Schools in Anguilla.  Some 189 students from the six primary schools across the island were exposed to the program. The graduation ceremonies which concluded the four month long delivery of […]

“DARE”-ing Kids to Choose Wisely

Posted on February 5, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Antonio Grant

Local basketball standout Antonio Grant, one of Aiken County’s most enduring, widely traveling pro athletes, provided some food for thought this week for students in Hammond Hill Elementary School’s D.A.R.E. program, as the featured speaker for the group’s graduation ceremony. Grant, who was a star player at North Augusta High School and went on to […]

Sandel Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on February 2, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Sandel Elementary DARE Graduation – Columbia, S.C.

The principal and students at Sandel Elementary were so excited when Deputy Spohn, a D.A.R.E. Instructor from another school, came to teach them the D.A.R.E. program. The students got to know Deputy Spohn and together they built a lasting bond that will forever stay strong.

St. Helen School (OH) D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 19, 2017 by in Hometown, Ohio

The D.A.R.E. essay contest winners are (l to r) Liam Grzywinski and Madeline Martin Kosier, with runner-up Paige Fisher. They are with their D.A.R.E. officer, Deputy Roy Lundstrom.

On Jan. 10, the sixth-grade class at St. Helen School celebrated the completion of the D.A.R.E. program conducted by Deputy Roy Lundstrom during the first semester of study. This completed Lundstrom’s 15th year at St. Helen School. In photo (click for full view): D.A.R.E. essay contest winners (l to r) Liam Grzywinski and Madeline Martin Kosier, […]

A. C. Moore Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 19, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

A. C. Moore Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation. Left to right: D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Mariola Wood, Captain John Ewing, Overall Essay Winner Brandon Baker, Emma Price, Gracie Lechnar, Sgt. Howard Barrett, and Dr. Chantelle Baker, Principal.

The students at A.C. Moore Elementary enjoy having Deputy Wood as their D.A.R.E. Instructor and Deputy Wood loves her students. Captain Ewing was the guest speaker and did a wonderful demonstration of why having your own ‘help network’ is valuable in life.  To have others share the load when life sends struggles is important but […]

North Springs Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 18, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

North Springs Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Essay Winners. Back Row: Mrs. Jennifer Germann, Principal David Holzendorf, Deputy Arlene Sharpe, Sr. Deputy Will Gibson and Lt Verlon Rhodes - Front Row Essay Winners Left to Right: Joshua Rivers, Sasha Singleton (overall winner), Journey Armstead, Victoria King, Makayla Jeske and Shreya Kumar.

D.A.R.E. graduation at North Springs Elementary was exciting for all of the students. The Essay Winners are proud to represent their homeroom teachers and Miss Sasha Singleton will reign as the schools overall winner for the 2016/2017 school year. Deputy Gibson will be visiting the K-4th graders with D.A.R.E. chart lessons and back for visits […]

Satchel Ford Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 17, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Satchel Ford Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

The students at Satchel Ford would like to say thank you to Deputy Roberts for starting the D.A.R.E. program at their school. Plus, the students would like to give a huge thank you to Deputy Morant for completing the program. Deputy Morant’s heart is filled with pride for these students and she will miss them […]

Catawba Trail Elementary, Elgin, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 17, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Principal Barth, D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Mackinley Blackwell, her mother Jami Lea Blackwell and Deputy Fred Williams

Principal Barth shared encouraging words along with Deputy Williams for the families in attendance at their D.A.R.E. graduation. Principal Barth also said, “Thank you Deputy Williams for giving your time to our children, they truly enjoy you.” Mrs. Barth added; “it is apparent from the questioning during graduation they learned!” In photo (click to enlarge): […]