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.
GROVELAND — After a 12-year hiatus, the Groveland Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program has been restarted and, according to Chief Jeffrey Gillen, it has been well received by school officials and parents.
Groveland Detective Josh Sindoni (in photo), a three-year member of the department, is the town’s D.A.R.E. officer.
State Senator Brian Langley (R-Hancock County) speaks at the D.A.R.E. graduation event at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on December 20, where he shared a powerful, personal story about the effects of substance abuse. He also offered advice to students on how they can face challenges in their own lives.
Bullying is defined by the federal government on the Stop Bullying website as “An aggressive or unwanted behavior used again and again, to isolate, harm or control another person. We teach about the four forms of bullying. Verbal, Social (Leaving People Out of Excluding Them), Physical and Cyber-Bullying.”