The Mutual Elementary School 5th grade DARE Culmination was presented by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Mutual Elementary on May 16, 2017. The DARE Program was successfully reintroduced to the 5th grade after an absence of over eight years. It was a very successful after school club that required parents to step up and transport the students’ home after the club meetings.
The DARE ceremony was presided over by DFC André Mitchell, who introduced Calvert County Sheriff Evans, Candice D’Agostino and the other members of the DARE Team in attendance.
The participants in DARE write an essay to win an award. The topic this time had the students write about their experience and the top three winners were:
Emma Doyle – 1st
Taylor Byrd – 2nd
Emily Davis – 3rd
Each of the winners read their essays to the audience and received a Daren the Lion doll. Alyssa Gibson was the guest speaker.
The sheriff, along with Commissioner Pat Nutter, Commissioner Steve Weems, Alyssa Gibson, and Daren the Lion, handed out the certificates, medals and backpacks to the new graduates of DARE. They are:
Congratulations to all the graduates for participating in DARE. Enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon