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.

From left are, front row: Emendorfer, Whitaker and Humble; back row: Roe, Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis, Darren the Lion (D.A.R.E. mascot), Watson, Riggs and Casson.

D.A.R.E., not scare

D.A.R.E. grads receive goodie bags and congratulations from community leaders. In the 1980s political leaders attempted to address the drug crisis among youth with a simple answer to a complex problem: “Just say No!” Programs like D.A.R.E sprung up across the nation,...

District 123 Students D.A.R.E. to Resist Drugs and Violence

Fifth-grade students at Sward Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program after participating in the program for the last few months. Detective Tom Cronin congratulated the students and applauded them for their promise to turn away from drugs and violence. “I am...

Sidney Fifth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E.

For nearly 30 years, the Sidney Central School District has participated in the D.A.R.E. Program. This past Tuesday, the school maintained that tradition and held its annual graduation ceremony for the fifth-grade class.

Pine Grove Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation

Lowndes County Schools Press Release: VALDOSTA – Pine Grove Elementary School recently recognized their 5th grader students for completing D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Approximately 120 students were enrolled in the 10-week class taught by PGE’s Resource Officer Deputy Charles Vinson.

Hopkins Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

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!!

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE – After an eight-year hiatus, Saranac Lake School District has brought back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The D.A.R.E. program has been revised using a new “keepin’ it REAL” curriculum. Students are assigned to write an essay expressing their thoughts and ideas about what they learned during the D.A.R.E. program.

ND Sixth Grade Students Graduate From D.A.R.E.

Graduates include: Dominic Bigalk, Samuel Brace, Chyann Bullerman Yu, Elise Church, Lucy Drees, Ava Ferrie, Brayden Henry, Eve Houdek, Kaylee Johnson, Ella Keller, Cody Kerian, Macie Mashek, Aspen Ollendick, Robert Ollendieck, Paige Pecinovsky, Konner Quam, Parker Rice, William Schrage, Kinze Shea, Dylan Shelton, Kyleigh Smith, Gwenyth Sopha, Isaac Tucke-Wenthhold, Joey Vobr, Mason Vrba and Paighton Zemola.

Highland Christian Academy Holds D.A.R.E. graduation

Highland Christian Academy held its annual D.A.R.E. graduation for the fifth-grade class Thursday, Jan. 11. Valdosta Police Officer Stephen Findlay presided and handed out the awards. First-place essay winner is Rhett Lilly and second place went to Celeste Mallory.


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