The Manchester Police Department has been presenting the D.A.R.E. program at St. Mary’s and West Delaware Middle School since 1993. The program teaches kids how to say no to drugs and alcohol, and in recent years, they’ve added anti-bullying strategies to the curriculum.
A short ceremony was held earlier this month to honor the D.A.R.E. graduates, as well as the top essay winners – Maddie Hildebrand, Gracie Lynch and Noah Felton – who were selected by their fellow classmates.
(photo courtesy of Manchester PD)