5th Grade DARE Graduation

Valle Catholic Fifth Graders graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program on Friday, January 16th in a ceremony at the new DuBourg Centre attended by family and  friends.
DARE Graduation Valle Catholic 5th Grade (1024x616)
Also in attendance were the DARE role models: Emily Bauman, Bree Kertz, Nicole Kertz, Jacob Trautman, and Nathan Zerwig of Valle Catholic High  School.   Also present were Valle Catholic assistant principal, Mrs. Jill Metzger, Rev. Gregory Klump Associate Pastor from the Church of Ste. Genevieve, and SGPD Chief Eric Bennett.
DARE being congratulated by Father Greg
During the DARE Program, a series of 10 lessons, students are taught  to recognize and resist the pressures that may influence them to  experiment with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. The program is under  the instruction of Officer Pete Unverferth of the SGPD.
DARE Luke essay winner (768x1024)
As a requirement of the  program, each student composes an essay explaining what they learned in  DARE. The essays include a pledge to make wise decisions regarding  drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. This year’s winners were Scarlett Alcorn, daughter of Chevis Stearns and Luke McClure, son of Rich and Colleen McClure.
DARE Scarlett essay winner (619x1024)
DARE was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful  that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school  districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.
DARE Ashlyn with Mrs. K (1024x767)

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