Twenty-five students in Chris Thelen’s fifth grade joined the growing roster of Holy Angels students who have completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Sponsored by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the D.A.R.E. program provides students with knowledge and coping skills to help them to more effectively deal with a worrisome drug problem in the greater community.
This year’s program was again taught by Deputy Bill Niehus who also administered the D.A.R.E. anti-drug oath. During the ceremony, several students read their essays which reflected their take-aways from the classes. Several community leaders, including Mayor Craig Sadownikow, Sheriff Dale Schmidt, and ADA Mandy Schepper also spoke.