By Tim Kowols
Students on Washington Island and in southern Door County are celebrating their successful completion of the D.A.R.E program. D.A.R.E, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a donor-supported program for elementary aged children to learn about the perils of controlled substances, gang activity, and violent behavior. Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville has taught the D.A.R.E. course at Door County schools for the last 15 years. He says teaching D.A.R.E. has become a passion.
Washington Island School held its D.A.R.E. graduation in October. Southern Door Elementary will host its ceremony on November 26th at 6:30 p.m. St. John Bosco students will celebrate their graduation of the D.A.R.E. program on November 28th at 9:15 a.m. Neuville says students at Gibraltar and Sevastopol Elementary schools will begin their D.A.R.E. coursework in January.