Officers Brian Randolph and Bryan Rios hand out D.A.R.E awards at Kremlin-Hillsdale
Suzie Byrd | Enid News & Eagle

KREMLIN — The fifth-grade class at Kremlin-Hillsdale Elementary School received certificates Friday, May 10, 2024, for completing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program known as D.A.R.E.

“This group had lots of enthusiasm,” Brian Randolph said. “The program gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.”

He said it also empowers them to have confidence, respect for others and helps them to be safe and responsible. Randolph is the D.A.R.E. officer for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and he was accompanied by Bryan Rios, D.A.R.E. officer for Enid Public Schools.

The class is held for one hour a week for 10 weeks. Their fifth-grade teacher is Heather Cox. The kids also wrote an essay, and the girl and boy essays were read by the students.

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