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Congratulations to our 5th Grade D.A.R.E Graduates

Congratulations to the Butler Catholic School Fifth Grade class on their achievement in completing the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Each year the Butler County Sheriff’s Department sends an officer to BCS to lead students through a ten-week program teaching them the D.A.R.E. decision making model, and encouraging them to lead safe, responsible and drug-free lives.

This year, D.A.R.E Officer Anthony Sawl taught the program, and congratulated all our fifth graders for their hard work over the last 1o weeks at a graduation ceremony held at the Butler Catholic School Auditorium on December 13th.  Sawl said to the students, “You have learned how to resist temptation, and have the tools through the D.A.R.E. decision making model to make good and positive decisions.  Reflect on what you’ve learned as fifth graders, so you can apply it in your high school and college years, and beyond.  Congratulations on a job well done.”

To graduate from the program all students had to write an essay on what they have learned from the D.A.R.E. program. Deputy Sawl praised all the students’ essays, but selected 3 top winners to award at the ceremony. Congratulations to 1st place winner Nathan M., 2nd place winner Maddie O., and 3rd place winner Emma S.  All fifth grade students received a certificate for their achievement in completing the D.A.R.E. program, and were congratulated by Butler County Commissioner Kevin Boosel, Ryan Martin, a representative from PA State Representative Brian Ellis’ office, Allison Gall, Prevention Specialist at Butler County Human Services Drug & Alcohol Department, as well as a number of Butler County police officers.