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D.A.R.E. Graduation at Carolina Beach Elementary School

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners.

CBES Fifth Graders Graduate D.A.R.E. and Essay Winners Announced - Carolina Beach Elementary School’s fifth grade class held their D.A.R.E. graduation this past Thursday, January 24th, 2013. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. This year Carolina Beach Police Department’s Corporal Larry Ward headed up the program; during the ceremony Ward presented each graduate with a metal and certificate for their accomplishment. At the end of the D.A.R.E program each student is asked to write a essay about the program and what they have learned. Usually there is only one essay winner but Corporal Ward chose one winner from each of the three fifth grade classes. The following are the winning essays:
“My Experience with D.A.R.E.” By: Emma Holton. D.A.R.E has taught me about the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs, and even peer pressure. It has also taught me about the different types of dangerous drugs like marijuana. I never knew that smoking could be so harmful to you. It could cause heart disease and even lung cancer. don't want anyone I know to have that. D.A.R.E has shown me to help someone who's smoking and tell them not to, it could really impact their lives. Coming from this session in D.A.R.E. I bet some kids have thought of smoking and doing drugs ,but D.A.R.E has changed them. lm thankful for D.A.R.E as a resource to keep me safe. It's important to not do drugs be cause it can get to your head. It could cause serious damage to your whole body. D.A.R.E has taught me things that could change my life. It has shown me what to do and what not to do. Now i can be myself and express myself. This experience has taught me so much and I had LOTS of fun! I'm glad I had this opportunity. I pledge to be safe and be cautious of what i do. I will not do drugs or other harmful things. I promise to impact other people and encourage them to be safe. I will stand up for other people and be a leader. I will be respectful to others. I will never give up when in difficult times. I pledge to help other people in hard times, and most important, I promise with all my heart, to shine through!
“D.A.R.E” By: Mia Hogan. D.A.R.E stands for Drugs Abuse Resistance Education. It taught me how drugs are bad for you. It is important because it taught me not to take drugs. I think all students should take D.A.R.E. so they will learn about how drugs are bad for you. They taught me about four things smoking, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. They taught me about how they were all bad for your whole body. You could get cancer from marijuana and smoking. You can get other diseases as well. They can also damage your brain. This information is important because it helped me decide not to take drugs. The impact from D.A.R.E. in my life is that I play sports and I want a healthy mind and body. I learned many skills in D.A.R.E. One skill is how to make wise decisions in bad situations. I also learned how to talk to others about drugs. Another skill I learned is how to deal with peer pressure. It also taught me how to deal with drugs. I promise I will never take any kind of drugs. I will also tell people they are horrible to take drugs. I pinky swear I will never ever ever sell drugs. I swear that I will tell the police if I see someone taking drugs. I will tell people how terrible it is to see people die from drugs. Hopefully it will be enough to make people not take drugs. “Drug, Abuse, Resistance Education” By: Callie Robinson. In D.A.R.E. I learned that smoking can cause respiratory problems in your lungs. D.A.R.E. is awesome you can be learning and having fun at the same time. We learned how to deal with peer pressure and bad situations. D.A.R.E. has taught me that you would not want anything to do with drugs or smoking they could hurt or even kill you. One lesson we learned that peer pressure is affecting people everywhere. That hurts me to see people get bullied. So I can tell a teacher or adult about the person who is getting bullied. Our tobacco lesson was very important because it taught us all the health effects. I learned about the D.A.R.E.  decision. E evaluate did you make a good choice.
Officer Ward taught us D.A.R.E.  is here at my school because it teaches me about solutions I will face in my lifetime. D.A.R.E.  stands for drug abuse resistance education. D.A.R.E. is an important part of school and I hope everybody likes it. Officer Ward makes everybody laugh and me also.
I pledge to be drug free forever. I will make a wise decision with alcohol, tobacco, and every other drug. I promise to never smoke and live a long healthy life!.