C-G-D 5th graders graduate from the D.A.R.E program

Last week, 71 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows fifth graders met an important milestone. After ten weeks of classes, they completed the D.A.R.E. program and celebrated with a graduation ceremony in front of friends, family and teachers.

                  D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a substance abuse resistance program that deals with drug and alcohol use, along with many other hot topics for youth today, such as tobacco, bullying, peer pressure, communication, and good citizenship. The program dates back to the early 1980’s and has been present in the local school for most of that time. D.A.R.E. Officer Police Chief Steve Terhark noted that this was his 23rd year teaching the program in the community. He was also helped out by other Clarion police officers.

For the full story, see the April 18th edition of the Monitor.