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5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation at Westside Elementary in Sisseton, SD

Posted on December 6, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, News, South Dakota

<a href="https://www.dare.org/5th-grade-d-a-r-e-graduation-at-westside-elementary-in-sisseton-sd/" target="_blank">The first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years!</a>

“Officer Appel put on a mind blowing graduation for the first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years. The ceremony included a full police escort with lights and sirens to the performing arts center. We were joined on stage by the Mayor, Sisseton PD, SDHP, BIA, Tribal Officers and more.” – […]

Mesick Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E Program

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Hometown, Michigan, News

Mesick-Elementary-Students-Graduate-from-D.A.R.E-Program

It was graduation day for some students from Mesick Elementary, but they’re not moving to middle school just yet. Students celebrated their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program with pizza and ice skating at the Wex in Cadillac. The celebration was the culmination of weeks of work in the program. D.A.R.E., or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, […]

Longtime D.A.R.E. Officer Retires from Custer Elementary

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Hometown, South Dakota

Nancy Martinz

While the school year is still young 5th graders at Custer Elementary School had a special graduation ceremony, and helped take part in a retirement as well. 5th graders completed the D.A.R.E. program today and received their diplomas from their retiring school D.A.R.E. officer, Chief Ranger Nancy Martinz. Martinz is retiring after 20 years of […]

Hopewell D.A.R.E.

Posted on November 28, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

THE BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE held a graduation ceremony at Hopewell Elementary School to honor fifth-graders who completed the D.A.R.E. program, which was taught by their school resource officer, Sergeant Mitchell Roe. Each student submitted an essay at the conclusion of the program, and the best essay was chosen from each of the three classes. The best essay winners were George Emendorfer, Abrt Whitaker and Jaxson Humble. Those students read their essays during the ceremony, and were presented a medal from Sheriff Eric Watson, Bradley County School Board Member Nancy Casson, Roe, and Principal Tim Riggs.

THE BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE held a graduation ceremony at Hopewell Elementary School to honor fifth-graders who completed the D.A.R.E. program, which was taught by their school resource officer, Sergeant Mitchell Roe. Each student submitted an essay at the conclusion of the program, and the best essay was chosen from each of the three classes. […]

YAB Member Samuel Miranda Ferreira at D.A.R.E. Graduation in Brazil

Posted on November 24, 2017 by in Brazil, Hometown, Hometown International, Youth Advocacy Board

Brazil YAB Member Samuel Miranda Ferreira at D.A.R.E. Graduation

Samuel Miranda Ferreira, D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board Member from Brazil, was at a large D.A.R.E./Proerd graduation recently. He said, “Here in Brazil things are doing great! I am working with my State Police and attending to lots of D.A.R.E. graduations and classes about drugs. I have attached some photos of our last graduation.” “I have […]

Coffee with a Cop, a Project of New Jersey YAB Member Julia Manning

Posted on November 24, 2017 by in New Jersey, Youth Advocacy Board

Coffee with a Cop

Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from New Jersey, completed another part of her project: Coffee with a Cop!! It was held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at a local Starbucks in Park Ridge. It was a big hit this year, so many people showed up! Here are some […]

Local D.A.R.E. Agency Educates Students on Substance Abuse, Bullying, More

Posted on October 15, 2017 by in Alabama, Hometown, News

Tallapoosa County (Alabama) Sheriff

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office is one of several law enforcement agencies in the area. Upholding the law from Camp Hill to Alexander City, New Site to Reeltown, the officers of the sheriff’s department are a very visible presence in communities across the county. However, they are much more than a law enforcement agency. Offering […]

7,000 books for the African Library Project from Tracy D.A.R.E.

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

Tracy D.A.R.E.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the students, parents, and teachers of the Tracy Police Department D.A.R.E. program, led by Officer Steve Abercrombie, collected, sorted, and boxed over 7,000 books for the African Library Project The books collected earlier in the summer already had an impact beyond measure on deprived junior high school students in the […]

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

Posted on August 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

D.A.R.E. Wisconsin 2017 Essay Winners

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. 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 […]