Congratulations to BCS 5th Grade DARE 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.

For the second year in a row, D.A.R.E Officer Anthony Sawl taught the program.  At the graduation ceremony held on Thursday, December 13th in the BCS auditorium Deputy Sawl congratulated all our fifth graders for their hard work.  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 Gracyn V., 2nd place winner Ava R., and 3rd place winner Anthony S.  All fifth grade students received a certificate for their achievement in completing the D.A.R.E. program, and were congratulated by special guests, Pennsylvania State Senator Scott E. Hutchinson, and Allison Gall, Prevention Specialist at Butler County Human Services Drug & Alcohol Department.