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Jack Droelle, a ninth grader at Shelby Junior High School in the Utica Community Schools district, has been selected to be the Michigan representative to the National D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Youth Advocacy Board.

Droelle was nominated by Shelby Township Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer Leslie Heisler. Droelle already has a community service background, including founding a Junior Optimist Club and leading a fundraiser for the local non-profit, Macomb Foster Closet. Part of his new role will include speaking to UCS sixth graders in the D.A.R.E. program and travel to speaking engagements in other communities.

Selected for their academic achievement and leadership qualities, the board seats youth of exceptional dedication and commitment from across the country to act as liaisons between D.A.R.E. America and the communities. It is composed of 50 members, one student from each state.

“Jack is an outstanding student and will make a wonderful D.A.R.E. ambassador,” said Christine Johns, UCS superintendent. “We are very pleased to have him represent Utica Community Schools here in our community, across the state and the country. Peer-to-peer, Jack’s message will resonate with fellow students. His commitment to lead a healthy and safe lifestyle along with his pledge to be a positive role model are traits that exemplify the best in UCS students.”

“We were thrilled to get word that our local nominee for the D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board was awarded a spot on the National Committee,” announced Shelby Township Chief of Police Robert J. Shelide. “It is important that our local kids feel like they have a voice in their future, and Jack is getting the opportunity to be that voice. Our D.A.R.E. program aims at helping kids to make good choices and to lead safe and healthy lifestyles. Jack embodies that idea, and we are sure he will represent us well with his insight and commitment to this community. We expect to see great things come from his participation on this board.”

From Macomb Daily

Jack Droelle, a ninth grader at Shelby Junior High School in the Utica Community Schools district, has been selected to be the Michigan representative to the National D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Youth Advocacy Board.

Droelle was nominated by Shelby Township Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer Leslie Heisler. Droelle already has a community service background, including founding a Junior Optimist Club and leading a fundraiser for the local non-profit, Macomb Foster Closet. Part of his new role will include speaking to UCS sixth graders in the D.A.R.E. program and travel to speaking engagements in other communities.

Selected for their academic achievement and leadership qualities, the board seats youth of exceptional dedication and commitment from across the country to act as liaisons between D.A.R.E. America and the communities. It is composed of 50 members, one student from each state.

“Jack is an outstanding student and will make a wonderful D.A.R.E. ambassador,” said Christine Johns, UCS superintendent. “We are very pleased to have him represent Utica Community Schools here in our community, across the state and the country. Peer-to-peer, Jack’s message will resonate with fellow students. His commitment to lead a healthy and safe lifestyle along with his pledge to be a positive role model are traits that exemplify the best in UCS students.”

“We were thrilled to get word that our local nominee for the D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board was awarded a spot on the National Committee,” announced Shelby Township Chief of Police Robert J. Shelide. “It is important that our local kids feel like they have a voice in their future, and Jack is getting the opportunity to be that voice. Our D.A.R.E. program aims at helping kids to make good choices and to lead safe and healthy lifestyles. Jack embodies that idea, and we are sure he will represent us well with his insight and commitment to this community. We expect to see great things come from his participation on this board.”

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