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Jamieson students graduate drug education program

Another group of Grade 6 students at Donald C. Jamieson Academy in Burin are ready to say ‘no’ to drugs thanks to the D.A.R.E. program.

David Inkpen was among the students who graduated from the D.A.R.E. program at Donald C. Jamieson Academy. The students were presented with a certificate acknowledging their achievement. Also pictured is teacher Anita Piercey and D.A.R.E. officer Cst. Carla Humes. Paul Herridge Photo

With parents in attendance, a graduation ceremony was held Friday afternoon.

For their hard work and efforts, the students received certificates and t-shirts.

Along with D.A.R.E. officer Cst. Carla Humes, who conducted the program, were Burin Peninsula District RCMP Staff Sergeant Wayne Edgecombe and Sgt. Howard Gale.

Burin-Placentia West MHA Clyde Jackman was also present for this year’s ceremony.

D.A.R.E. stands for ‘Drug Abuse Resistance Education’.

Three students – Kayla Banfield, Kerri Clarke and Ashley May – were selected to read from their essays explaining what they had learned from the program.

Ashley acknowledged “D.A.R.E. has been a wonderful course and I am glad I was part of it.”

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