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Posted February 19, 2013

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Valle Vista Celebrates D.A.R.E. Graduates, Contest Winners

Fifth-graders completed essays on what the program meant to them.

About 100 fifth-graders at Valle Vista Elementary completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program last month, with thanks to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy who led them through it. 

Deputy Anthony Lujan taught students about the dangers of drugs and laid out the guidelines for an essay contest. Students wrote about what the D.A.R.E. program meant to them. After students completed first drafts, revised and final copies of their essays, Lujan selected one from each of the five classrooms for recognition. 

The finalists, Alexis Aranda, Guadalupe Manriquez, Charmaine Parker, Jalynn Montoya and Alyssa Lopez, read their essays to the group. The students each received a certificate and t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.

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