Thirty-three grade 5 students at Barriere Elementary have successfully completed the core program in Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and were recognized for that accomplishment at the school on Feb. 17. Thanks to the program, and their enthusiastic instructor, Barriere RCMP Cst. Dana Napier, the students have all made a personal commitment to avoid the pressures to begin using drugs. A number of the students also read essays during the ceremonies that they had written regarding saying no to drugs. Cst. Napier, Cpl. Underhill, and principal Janicki presented graduation certificates and t-shirts to the graduating students, and then everyone enjoyed cake and refreshments.
D.A.R.E Graduates from Ms. Oates’ class: Kurt Bodor, Meghan Booth, Brayden DeFelice, Brooke Hartman, Dane Hawkings, Pamela LeFeuvre, Ryan Manion, Katie McInnes, Rebecca Quiding, Sara Sabyan, Evan Saunders, and Livia Spooner-Reese
D.A.R.E Graduates from Ms. William’s Class: Seanna Armstrong, Tashina Ault, Irene Beeton, Matlock Brown, Kamryn Cousins, Taylynn Eustache, Karan Gill, Jake Graf, Emma Hamblin, Dryden Howe, Payden Irving, Sami Jones, Gerald Loring, Hark Mahal, Zarina Mitchell, Casaundra Pedersen, Lane Robinson, Brayden Smith, Daniel Stonehouse, Colton VanNieuwkerk, and Brittany Waite.
The D.A.R.E program is sponsored and supported by: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, School District 73, the Parent Advisory Committee, and the Community of Barriere.