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Virginia’s Caitlin Walker receives the 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Award from D.A.R.E. America President & Chief Executive Officer Frank Pegueros during the 31st D.A.R.E. International Training Conference, held July 10 to 12, 2018 at Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The D.A.R.E. America Louis “Skip” Miller National Scholarship Award 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.

Caitlyn was the D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Virginia. She said, “I first learned about D.A.R.E. when I was in 6th grade and we took the course in P.E. class. I then would help every summer at our local summer Sheriff Sports camps, which helped me develop a close relationship to the officers in my town. I have always had admiration to help others and I believe this program is a great way to not only meet new people, but also help educate them on the importance of D.A.R.E…..I am beyond excited to see the opportunities to come my way!”

D.A.R.E. Returns to Bath Schools

D.A.R.E. Returns to Bath Schools

Deputy Laura Rogers of the Bath County Sheriff’s Office visited The Recorder last week with her Drug Abuse Resistance Education materials. Rogers is teaching D.A.R.E. to fifth and eighth graders in Bath County schools this year, the first time D.A.R.E. has been taught...

Getting to Know Your Virginia Sheriffs – Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman

Getting to Know Your Virginia Sheriffs – Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman

Mike Chapman was elected Sheriff, Loudoun County, VA in 2011 and took office January 2012. He was reelected in 2015, and began his second term in January, 2016. He directs an $87M budget and operations for the largest Sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Virginia which handles county-wide law enforcement, the jail and our courts…

Mt. Vernon Student Named State Rep for International D.A.R.E Board

Mt. Vernon Student Named State Rep for International D.A.R.E Board

FORTVILLE — Indiana’s new representative on an international youth board for drug abuse education is from Hancock County. Maitlyn Griner, a Greenfield resident and sophomore at Mt. Vernon High School, is settling into her new role of representing the state on the...

Report from Asia Brown, YAB Member from Alabama, on National Night Out

Report from Asia Brown, YAB Member from Alabama, on National Night Out

On yesterday, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office hosted its National Night Out celebration at the Home Depot (Chantilly). I had the privilege of being a part of this community event while representing D.A.R.E. There were first responders, The Pike Road Volunteer...

Tazewell Deputy Recognized As D.A.R.E. Officer Of The Year

Tazewell Deputy Recognized As D.A.R.E. Officer Of The Year

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY) – Deputy Landon Hieatt of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office was recognized at the 2019 Virginia School Safety Training Forum in Hampton, Virginia on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, as the recipient of the Bentowski-Eanes Virginia D.A.R.E....

Greene County Schools Welcome D.A.R.E. Program Back into the Classroom

Greene County Schools Welcome D.A.R.E. Program Back into the Classroom

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will soon help educate students on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The school division is bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program back into the classroom after more than a decade...

Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Students Help Officers with Memorial Day Float

Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Students Help Officers with Memorial Day Float

On Monday, May 27th, a bunch of D.A.R.E. students helped D.A.R.E. Officers Greg Santangelo and Kyle Dutcher during the Memorial Day Parade. Brett Unger from Creative Pavers in Park Ridge donated his time and resources with painting, decorating, and pulling the...

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