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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 Thompson is very proud of all her students that attend Lake Murray Elementary. Her D.A.R.E. students are exceptional young men and young ladies with a bright future ahead of them as she has watched them mature over the years to the senior level in her school. Principal Thompson states every year that she has the best students and the best DARE Instructor in the world. Deputy Minemier has been teaching D.A.R.E. for over twenty eight years. He loves his position with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and works diligently with all grade levels to help them to be their best and to be anxious to become his D.A.R.E. students.

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary in Columbia, SC

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...

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to Northside

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.

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!!

Caughman Elementary (Columbia, S.C.) D.A.R.E. Graduation

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?”

A.C. Moore Elementary (Columbia, S.C.) D.A.R.E. Graduation

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.

Bradley Elementary (Columbia, S.C.) D.A.R.E. Graduation

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.


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