DARE: Pierceton Elementary recognizes program graduates

Austin Shively and Juan Nino Macias, two students who took part in this year's DARE program at Pierceton Elementary School, were given stuffed animal lions after winning the program essay contest.
Staff Writer

Parents faculty and staff gathered together recently to celebrate students from Pierceton Elementary School’s fifth-grade. Throughout the past school term, students have been actively participating in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, more commonly known as DARE.
Studying under the direction of Officer Tim Sammons, the local DARE officer with more than 20 years of experience who has graduated just over 7,000 students throughout his career, PES’ three fifth grade classrooms (Tasha Kinney, Bill Rhodes, and Beth Woodard) received their certificates of completion.