Thursday, April 7, 2011

Students honored in DARE ceremony

Record-Journal (Meriden, CT) April 5, 2011 "Students from public and private schools were honored Monday night at the 22nd Drug Abuse Resistance Education awards ceremony at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel. Eleven fifth-graders received top student awards and 13 high school students received role model awards. 'Every one of these students are helpful, kind, considerate, respectful. That’s what we try to teach at DARE,' said DARE coordinator Tom Cirillo, a police officer. 'They follow the DARE philosophy.' The top students were chosen for their excellence in the DARE program by their teachers, Cirillo said. Role model students are high schoolers who volunteer to help teach the DARE curriculum and who answer questions from elementary school students about their choices concerning, drugs, alcohol, smoking or choosing friends." Read More

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