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

Posted on Aug 16th, 2017

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 D.A.R.E. board of directors, Ackerman's essay won first place. The essays focus on ways they apply D.A.R.E. lessons in their life, and what D.A.R.E. has taught them.…

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Maggie Engnes is the 2017 National Scholarship Awardee

Posted on Aug 7th, 2017

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,…

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Northside Elementary Students Graduate D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2017

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Wednesday was a big day for a young group of students in La Crosse. Fifth graders at Northside Elementary got to take part in a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. A total of 51 students received their certificates after completing the training led by the La Crosse Police Department. D.A.R.E. Officer Kurt Weaver says it's an important time to talk to kids about drugs, because studies show middle school is when students face the greatest amount of peer pressure to try…

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Fifth Graders Commit to Living Drug and Alcohol Free

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

Fifth graders at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Onalaska, WI graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on February 20, 2017

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) - Fifth graders at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Onalaska graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Wednesday afternoon. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Students in the program pledge to live drug, alcohol, and violence free. The program is run with the Onalaska Police Department. WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports | One student who graduated says the material he learned will help him make smart decisions in the…

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Commitment to D.A.R.E. shines in Pierce County

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Pierce County DARE Class

PRESCOTT -- Pierce County’s commitment to Drug Abuse Resistance Education is evident. On Thursday, Feb. 2, Prescott schools hosted D.A.R.E. officer training exercises for the sixth year in a row. Twenty-five potential D.A.R.E. officers tested their newly learned drug education skills at Malone Elementary School, Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School after taking part in a two-week course at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul, Minn. The lessons…

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JELD-WEN Windows/Doors – Hawkins Division Gives Huge Donation to Price Co. (WI) D.A.R.E

Posted on Jan 31st, 2017

Deputy Laurie Zondlo of the Price County Sheriff’s Office, Philips, WI receiving a $5,229.00 check from Jeld-Wen Windows/Doors - Hawkins Division to and for the Price County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program to fund the program. Price County and Deputy Zondlo have and provide a great D.A.R.E. program in Price County, Wisconsin.

Deputy Laurie Zondlo of the Price County Sheriff’s Office, Philips, WI received a $5,229.00 check from Jeld-Wen Windows/Doors - Hawkins Division to and for the Price County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program to fund the program. Price County and Deputy Zondlo have and provide a great D.A.R.E. program in Price County, Wisconsin. Deputy Zondlo said, "What a wonderful huge donation we received from JELD-WEN Windows/Doors - Hawkins Division of $5229.00! This was a combo of employee donations…

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D.A.R.E Program Receives Boost from Lions Club

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016

The Merrill Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program recently received another donation from the Merrill Lion’s Club. The Merrill Lion’s Club has been a long-time supporter of D.A.R.E. and their $500 donation goes a long way in providing students with materials, graduation ceremonies and a D.A.R.E. shirt. Pictured from left are Officer Kurt Perra (and Lion's Club President), Lions member Jack Kasper, and D.A.R.E. Officer Jamie Jaeger (click to view the full image). This was originally…

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Chili Cook-Off Raises Money for Kids’ Programs

Posted on Oct 11th, 2016

LA CROSSE, Wis. - It's the perfect time of year for chili, and chili fans were in luck Saturday. Over a thousand visitors could taste all kinds of chili at the 25th Annual State Bank Chili Cook-off at Riverside Park. Seven dollars bought visitors admission and the chance to try almost 30 different types of chili from teams competing to make the best batch. The event raises money for public education and local D.A.R.E programs, which teaches area fifth graders how to stand up to peer…

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YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro and Jacqueline Ho, Youth Advocacy Board Coordinator. Special guest presenter, Bill Russ, also known as RETRO Bill was…

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Special Thanks to Germantown Police Department for Saving their D.A.R.E Program

Posted on Jan 30th, 2016

Germantown PD takes control of D.A.R.E. program at two schools. Local parents, kids and the community step up to keep their local D.A.R.E. program. This video was originally published on Yahoo!…

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