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Mill Creek Elementary School
Leon Lott-RCSD, Dr. Charles DeLaughter-Principal, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Olson Sr.-parents, Sofia Olson-Overall Essay Winner, D'Curtis
Goodwin-Essay Winner and Deputy Jordan, DARE Instructor (not pictured)
Carlos Thomas, Essay Winner.
Deputy Jordan had her 1st DARE graduation. She
put her heart into every word that she spoke to the facility, parents and
students. Tears of love fell from many in attendance as we all could tell
the close relationship that had developed between the school, the
graduating 5th grade students and Deputy Jordan. D’Curtis was
a proud recipient of the title DARE Essay Winner displaying his
holds the title Overall DARE Essay Winner for the school and read her
essay. Sofia shared how she had used the DDMM to handle the loss of her
beloved puppy earlier this year. Sofia said she will always use her
knowledge from DARE to handle situations for the rest of her life! Her
parents are so proud of their daughter.
Harbison West Elementary -
Ed Davis (principal), Ms. Lamprey - Celine Steyer, Ms. Murray
- Kennedy Cook, Ms. Washington- Amiyah Christopher, Ms. Edwards - Sean
Johnson, Ms. Brannan- Blaine Bushman (also overall winner), Ms. Chandler-
Ariana Jones, Deputy Russ Rabon, - *Ms. Stevens - David Gotz (not pictured)
Pictured above are the DARE Essay Winners and the name of each teacher
that they represent. Blaine Bushman will be the reigning 2018 Harbison
West Essay winner and did read his essay today at the DARE graduation. All
of the students at Harbison West are proud to be called DARE graduates.
Sr. Deputy Russ Rabon says he is honored to be their DARE Officer and he
hopes that each one of his students know if they ever need him, he will be
there for them.
Essay Winners - Lake Murray Elementary
row: Gracyn Beale-Salovitch, McKenzie Metts, Will Perez - Second row: Mrs.
Claire Thompson-Principal, Sidney Hearne, Over-All Essay Winner-Lila
Bower, Mary Bennett Pritchard, Aidan Black, Ashlyn Anderson, Deputy Todd
Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary - Columbia, S.C.
1st row: DARE Essay Winners: John
Dzialo (overall winner), Aliyah Andrews, Coulter Branham, Samantha
Winters-Gribble, and Maddie Roberts. 2nd row: Deputy
Arlene Sharpe, S.C. Coordinator, Capt. Ewing, SRO Division, Deputy Jamel
Bradley DARE Instructor, Guest Speaker Mr. Terry Dozier, NBA-Charlotte
Dzialo (overall winner):
Deputy Bradley had a hard time making a decision for the overall winning
essay; in fact he asked another DARE Instructor for input because all of
them were outstanding. John’s essay included what he had learned in DARE
and how it will help him in his future. John also stated if someone
needed help that he would step-up.
H.B. Rhame Elementary
Columbia, S.C. DARE graduation. Officer Brandon Montgomery is with the
Columbia Police Department.
Caughman Elementary – Columbia, S.C.
It was Deputy McNeill’s 1st D.A.R.E. graduation. Anxious
and with the desire to do his best, Deputy McNeill was a huge success
with his principal, his students and his command staff today. I am
sure we all remember our 1st graduation wondering will I
get it correct; “Will it be memorable for my school and for my
Deputy McNeill can breathe easy now and just so you
know, (whispering…) Mrs. Hall your principal shared with Sheriff Lott
how she, the school and the community just love you!
Deputy McNeill, Essay Winners: Aaliyah Bull, Jolie-Ann Cook, Nya
Glenn, Tamia Sanders (overall winner) Sheriff Leon Lott, Guest Speaker
Pringle and her Montessori Class within Caughman Elementary
Deputy McNeill with a big smile on his face said, “I had one
Montessori classroom within the 5th grade level. It was a
pleasure to teach these students as they developed and discovered how
to be a proud DARE student.”
McNeill, Mrs. Shawn Hall, Principal, Sheriff Leon Lott, Lt. Verlon
Rhodes, S.R.O. Division and Deputy Arlene Sharpe State
Coordinator/Director DARE Training Center
The students had heard the encouraging words from
Sheriff Lott. From their DARE Instructor, Deputy McNeill they heard
encouragement, caring and expectations; it was now time to cross the
stage to receive their certificates. They each shuck the hand of all
that are so proud of them and joined the millions of other student in
the world as a D.A.R.E. Graduate. Deputy McNeill’s heart was filled
with pride for all of his students and yes, he has a big smile on his
A.C. Moore Elementary- Columbia, S.C.
Guest Speaker- Lt. Verlon Rhodes, Dr. Baker- Principal, Simon Quinatoa-
Essay Winner, D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Mariola Wood
Deputy Arlene Sharpe- D.A.R.E. Director/Coordinator, Janet Hudson- D.A.R.E.
Once again, A.C. Moore
Elementary had a good graduation just before the holidays. Deputy Wood
always has the respect of her principal and students each year. The essay
by Simon was heart felt and shows that he learned a lot in his DARE
Bradley Elementary School -
Deputy Timmons continues to encourage her
students and to let them know they each are special and have the potential
to become whatever they want to be. It was evident with the words written
in Ceigan essay that Deputy Timmons had taught all of the 5th
grader how to make wise decisions.