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“To Build Knowledge and Skills for Success Today and Tomorrow”

February 16, 2017 at 2:18 PM

PIEDMONT 5TH GRADERS GRADUATE FROM DARE

On Friday, February 10, 2017, eighty-two fifth grade students participated in DARE Graduation.  DARE, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a nationally recognized program with a research-based curriculum to assist kids with making healthy choices.  Deputy Sherriff David Moore led this ten-week program with our 5th grade students.  As part of the curriculum, each student was required to write an essay describing the benefits of the program.  The winners from each classroom are as follows:  Mrs. Guy:  Brycelin Jenner; Mr. Wilson:  Avery Fogelman; Mr. Stanforth:  Anya Brady.

 

Deputy Moore was named the DARE Officer of the year for the state of South Dakota in 2013.  His accomplishments deserve recognition as he continues to do a great job with our students in teaching the curriculum.  Each student has grown from the program and much of this is due to Deputy Moore’s work.  Deputy Moore shared that the theme for this year is “Keep it real” and stated, “with that in mind it is all about the kids.” 

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Pictured is Bricelyn Jenner, along with her parents Brian and Stephanie Jenner, giving her DARE Essay speech.  Bricelyn is a student in Mrs. Guy’s class.