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Local Area Students Graduate from the DARE Program

12 December 2016 News

Friday December 9, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office joined with Shenandoah County Public Schools to have the 5th Grade Drug Awareness Resistance Education Graduation at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The DARE program dates back to 1983. It aims to educate kindergarten through twelfth grade students about drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety and other high risk circumstances that are too often a part of student’s lives.

All students received a DARE t-shirt and a graduation certificate. The program had several key note speakers, including Robin Shrum, Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School; Chad Hensley, Director of Elementary Education for Shenandoah County Public Schools; and Sheriff Tim Carter, who gave closing comments. Sheriff Carter thanked all the parents in attendance, SCPS for the support to instruct the D.A.R.E. program, and the PTO who was in attendance for the support they give.

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