Essay Winner

D.A.R.E. Officer David Schaetzel awards essay winner Grace Dyke. Her award winning essay is printed in its entirety to the left. Congratulations Grace!

What D.A.R.E. Means to Me

Some people don’t take D.A.R.E. seriously. But I think D.A.R.E. is very important. It stands for define, assess, respond, and evaluate. D.A.R.E. can help people get out of bad habits like smoking or taking drugs. Or even to warn kids to never make bad drug or alcohol choices when we get older. D.A.R.E. has taught me a lot of things.

For more details see the Thursday, Dec. 22, print edition or e-edition of the Kankakee Valley Post-News.