Congratulations to our 6th Grade D.A.R.E. graduates. They were recognized and presented with diplomas at a Dec. 19 ceremony in the Harry Hoag gym by D.A.R.E. instructor and master of ceremonies Deputy Nick Manginelli, Sheriff Jeffery T. Smith, Elementary Principal Jodi Coppolo and Superintendent Lauren Crisman.
“The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with our local school districts in providing D.A.R.E. instruction to our youth,” said Sheriff Smith. “Making good decisions is the foundation of becoming a responsible adult.
“We thank the students, parents, staff and community for being part of this very important process. Congratulations to the graduates; take these lessons learned forward and continue to make us proud! Thank you.”
D.A.R.E. teaches students to resist drugs and violence and empowers them to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors.
In the photos:
At top: Deputy Nick Manginelli addresses the students and audience. Middle photo: The graduates look at their diplomas. Bottom photo: These students greeted and handed out programs to those attending the ceremony.