Select Page

Marion Elementary fifth graders completed 10 weeks of D.A.R.E. taught by School Resource Officer Michael Hensely of the Marion Police Department.

Marion Elementary fifth graders graduated with the knowledge to make good choices with lessons they learned from Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.).

Students completed the 10-week program that focuses on bullying, peer pressure, online awareness, tobacco and drugs. The program at Marion Elementary is taught by School Resource Office Michael Hensley of the Marion Police Department.

During the graduation ceremony, the winners of the annual D.A.R.E. essay contest were announced.

“Every student who completes the D.A.R.E. program writes an essay,” said Hensley at the ceremony. “Three are picked from each homeroom and there is one overall winner.”

Leah Loftis, Hayden Shelton and Reid Waugh were the essay winners. Waugh was announced as the overall winner and read his essay to the crowd about what D.A.R.E. meant to him. Walmart of Marion helped sponsor prizes for the essay winners.

Mayor Steve Little was the guest speaker, and talked to students about bullying and self-respect.

“I am proud of every single one of you,” Little said to the graduates. “One of the basic things you have learned in your life is that it is not based on your abilities, but your choices. You make choices everyday in all kinds of ways.”

A reception was held in the courtyard of Marion Elementary with refreshments for students, staff and family.

From The McDowell News

Newton-Lee Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

Newton-Lee Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

The LCSO was excited to start off the New Year with the first D.A.R.E. America International graduation of 2020 at Newton-Lee Elementary School. This year the LCSO will hold 60 graduations and will teach D.A.R.E. to over 12,000 elementary and middle schoolers in...

130 Students D.A.R.E. to be Drug Free

130 Students D.A.R.E. to be Drug Free

. . . 130 students from two Barnwell County schools took the “dare” to be drug free. Following 10 weeks of classes, 73 fifth and sixth graders from Macedonia Elementary-Middle School in Blackville and 57 fifth graders from Kelly Edwards Elementary School in Williston...

Maiden 5th Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Maiden 5th Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Maiden Elementary fifth-grade students look over their D.A.R.E. certificates during a ceremony on Friday afternoon. Maiden Elementary School held a graduation ceremony Friday afternoon for 75 fifth-grade students who completed the D.A.R.E. program this year. “D.A.R.E....

Andrea Cook Receives Lifetime D.A.R.E. Graduate Award

Andrea Cook Receives Lifetime D.A.R.E. Graduate Award

"I am humbled and flattered to receive the D.A.R.E. Lifetime Graduate Award. Safety and making good decisions will follow through with our students for their entire lives. Good decision making results in positive self-esteem and an attitude (with the) ability to make...

KARE Donations to Durham Rescue Mission

KARE Donations to Durham Rescue Mission

“I would like to extend a personal thank you on behalf of the Durham Rescue Mission, and the Volunteer Office, for your company providing toys/Personal Hygiene Kits, at no cost, for use…”

Copyright © 2020 D.A.R.E. America. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2020 D.A.R.E. America.
All Rights Reserved.