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Each year, D.A.R.E. America International awards one member of its Youth Advocacy Board a $20,000 college scholarship. This year, Rylee Grubb from Arkansas was named the recipient of the D.A.R.E. America Louis ‘Skip’ Miller National Scholarship recipient.

I am Rylee Grubb from Corning, Arkansas. I am the son of Jason and Mary Ann Grubb and I have one little brother, Bentley.

I am a 2020 honor graduate and a three sport varsity starting athlete. I have also represented my class as its president since we began our seventh grade year. I have also been an active Junior Fire Chief in my community for three years. I was also awarded the Lions Club Volunteer pin for logging over 100 community service hours. Along with creating the Arkansas D.A.R.E social media pages, one project that I have completed was expanding the K-12 Opioid and OTC/Rx Drug Abuse Prevention Enhancement lessons into my high school.

During my time as the Arkansas YAB, I created a video and slideshow which described how to implement D.A.R.E into school districts. In an effort to share information and learn from others, I reached out to over thirty superintendents in Arkansas public schools. In a further effort to reach out to younger children, I have spent most of my weekends each fall since I accepted the position as a YAB attending D.A.R.E back-to-school bashes, child fingerprinting and Child ID Processing events, and later each year I have spent time each spring speaking in D.A.R.E graduations all over Arkansas.

I was accepted into a private college, Williams Baptist University, and plan to major in Business Administration and Marketing. It has been my goal to obtain my Arkansas Real Estate License before I begin my college journey, and I obtained that goal recently. I will continue to work in the real estate market on a family team and obtain my broker’s license after graduating college and hope to eventually further my real estate career as a commercial and residential property appraiser.

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Osage Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Osage Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

A school-wide celebration was held last week in honor of Osage Middle School student Ashley Muhs, who won the 2018-19 state D.A.R.E. essay contest. Muhs, who is a seventh-grader this fall, wasn’t able to attend the state D.A.R.E. convention over the summer to read her winning essay aloud…

Local School Resource Officer, Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl, Recognized by the State

Local School Resource Officer, Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl, Recognized by the State

Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl is this year’s Larry R. Cox D.A.R.E Officer of the Year. “I love doing what I’m doing. I love coming here to Otsego. Couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” said Ruckstuhl. The D.A.R.E officer has been teaching D.A.R.E classes at Otsego Local Schools for 6 years…

Fifth-Grade Student Wins Kansas D.A.R.E Essay Contest

Fifth-Grade Student Wins Kansas D.A.R.E Essay Contest

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Mt. Vernon Student Named State Rep for International D.A.R.E Board

Mt. Vernon Student Named State Rep for International D.A.R.E Board

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