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Grade 5 Students Graduate D.A.R.E

In cooperation with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, 84 fifth grade students have successfully completed Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) at Redbud Run Elementary School.

D.A.R.E. is an 11 week program held during regular school hours and led by a law enforcement official. They go over lessons on the dangers of alcohol and tobacco use, the negative consequences of bullying, and how to make safe and responsible decisions. At the end of their lessons they also had to write a D.A.R.E. essay on what they’ve learned, and they had to read the essay’s in front of their classmates. Each class then chose a D.A.R.E. essay winner that would receive an additional award at the culmination.

Finally the students who successfully completed D.A.R.E., participated in a culmination where they received a certificate, a shirt, and other items. The D.A.R.E. essay winners were also acknowledged and they received their additional award. At the end of the culmination the students got to meet a SWAT team member and a K9 with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

A message from  Deputy Clark,

“Having the opportunity to teach the students at Redbud Run Elementary School has been a great privilege. I hope our D.A.R.E. graduates will continue to use the skills they have learned to help them make safe and responsible decisions. I also want to thank those who have supported their fifth grader throughout D.A.R.E.”