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SKS holds D.A.R.E. Graduation

group photo at DARE graduation
The D.A.R.E. program teaches students in 6th grade about drug resistance strategies and bullying. Students in 6th grade spent the last ten weeks learning about drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco, plus communication skills, bullying and reporting bullying.  

essay winners at DARE graduationAt the close of the program students are to write an essay that shows what they have learned. The students who are chosen as the top essay writers read their essay at the D.A.R.E. graduation. However, this year several students chose to read their essays also.

The winners get a larger stuffed Lion, named Darrin, who is the mascot for the program. The essay winners are Ethan Dias and Kylie Martin.  

Students get a certificate of graduation to show they have passed the program. Usually they also get a shirt, however, this year D.A.R.E. officer John Rakestraw choose to get each student a miniature Darrin the lion, so each student will have a reminder of the pledge the made in D.A.R.E.