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The Butler County Sheriff’s department wrapped up another successful year of D.A.R.E. This year the Butler County Sheriff’s Office provided the D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL program to nearly 1,500 fifth graders in 15 elementary schools both public and private. Each of the 15 elementary schools participated in the 10 week lessons which discussed topics that include self-awareness, responsible decision making, understanding others and communication skills. In addition to the D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL program the Butler County Sheriff’s Department also implemented the D.A.R.E.’s Opioid and OTC/Rx Drug Prevention lesson program to 475 fifth grade students at the Butler Middle School.

This year the top 15 essay winners from each school were awarded generous donations from community business which included; tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo, museum and History Center, a family suite stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, a bicycle, and a Pittsburgh Penguins shirt and hockey stick signed by Evgeni Malkin, just to name a few.

Congratulations to 5th grader, Bailey K., who got overall 1st place out of 1500 in the DARE essay contest! She won a family suite stay at the Great Wolf Lodge! Way to go, Bailey!

Congratulations to 5th grader, Josiah F., who got 10th place out of 1500 in the DARE essay contest! He won a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey and hockey stick signed by Evgeni Malkin in addition to some other great prizes! Way to go, Josiah!

We also want to send a thank you to the Pittsburgh Pirates for supporting our D.A.R.E. programs and our kids during your Western PA D.A.R.E. Night!

We are so proud of all the Butler Area 5th graders for doing a fantastic job of completing the D.A.R.E program. Without the support of the schools and families this program would not be possible!

Thank you!

From Allison Gall, M.Ed., Prevention Specialist, Butler County Human Services: Drug and Alcohol Programs

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