Last Tuesday, Calvin graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. I was so proud of him, even though I know that he will never drink, smoke or do drugs, but it's nice that he KNOWS why we don't do those things. I'm glad they do this in the schools too. Everyone needs to hear why these things are bad for you. Calvin really enjoyed the program and loved to wear his shirt on the days he had D.A.R.E. They all had to write an essay on why they would stay drug, alcohol, smoke-free and what effects it had on your body and your future. They picked one winner out of each class and they read their essay's at the graduation. Calvin was not one of them, but he did get a B on it.
This was the D.A.R.E. officer, Officer Summors.
This was Miss Nevada. She went to Brookman 10 years ago, and went through the D.A.R.E. program herself. She talked about how she stayed away from drugs and things and how her life is turning out the way she's planning it. She was an excellent example to those kids. (Girls especially)
This was Calvin getting his certificate and shaking hands with all the 5th grade teachers and Officer Summors.
This was him with his certificate and his friend/ex-neighbor hiding behind him.....
....so I made her take a picture with him. Hahaha!
As you can tell from her certificate, she was not expecting that.
Oh, these kids grow up so fast! I can't believe they're going to be in middle school next year!