Overall D.A.R.E. essay winner John Dzialo with Deputy Arlene Sharpe, SC D.A.R.E. Coordinator; Captain Ewing, SRO Division; Deputy Jamel Bradley, D.A.R.E. Instructor; Guest Speaker Mr. Terry Dozier, NBA-Charlotte Hornets/Educator.
Deputy Bradley had a hard time making a decision for the overall winning essay; in fact he asked another D.A.R.E. instructor for input because all of them were outstanding. John’s essay included what he had learned in DARE and how it will help him in his future. John also stated if someone needed help that he would step-up.
1st row: D.A.R.E. Essay Winners: John Dzialo (overall winner), Aliyah Andrews, Coulter Branham, Samantha Winters-Gribble, and Maddie Roberts.
2nd row: Deputy Arlene Sharpe, SC D.A.R.E. Coordinator; Captain Ewing, SRO Division; Deputy Jamel Bradley, D.A.R.E. Instructor; Guest Speaker Mr. Terry Dozier, NBA-Charlotte Hornets/Educator.
Front row: Gracyn Beale-Salovitch, McKenzie Metts, Will Perez. Second row: Mrs. Claire Thompson-Principal, Sidney Hearne, Over-All Essay Winner Lila Bower, Mary Bennett Pritchard, Aidan Black, Ashlyn Anderson, Deputy Todd Minemier - D.A.R.E. Instructor. Principal...
Walterboro police officers helping to push an anti-drug message to a local elementary school. Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro will be receiving a D.A.R.E. course, thanks to new D.A.R.E.-Certified officer Rusty Davis. Davis is a Lance Corporal with the WPD who received his certification through the national anti-drug program last year.
During the Hopkins Elementary School D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education) Graduation, Keith Hudson of Jim Hudson Automotive Group presented Sheriff #LeonLott with a $10,000 check which will go to fund the D.A.R.E. Program for the entire next year!!
Officer Brandon Montgomery (in photo) of the Columbia Police Department contributed this photo slideshow of the D.A.R.E. program at H.B. Rhame Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina.
It was Deputy McNeill’s 1st D.A.R.E. graduation. Anxious and with the desire to do his best, Deputy McNeill was a huge success with his principal, his students and his command staff today. I am sure we all remember our 1st graduation wondering will I get it correct; “Will it be memorable for my school and for my students?”
Guest Speaker – Lt. Verlon Rhodes, Dr. Baker – Principal, Simon Quinatoa – Essay Winner, D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Mariola Wood, Deputy Arlene Sharpe- D.A.R.E. Director/Coordinator, Janet Hudson- D.A.R.E. Educator. Once again, A.C. Moore Elementary had a good graduation just before the holidays. Deputy Wood always has the respect of her principal and students each year. The essay by Simon was heart felt and shows that he learned a lot in his D.A.R.E. classes.
Deputy Arlene Sharpe, D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Cynnamon Timmons D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Ceigan Carter with Daren, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Amiyah Jackson, and Principal Mrs. Kezia Myers. Deputy Timmons continues to encourage her students and to let them know they each are special and have the potential to become whatever they want to be. It was evident with the words written in Ceigan essay that Deputy Timmons had taught all of the 5th grader how to make wise decisions.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation.
The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program into Loris Elementary School.