258 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Marysville Elementary, Mt. Calvary Lutheran, St. Gregory’s Catholic, and Marysville Junior High Schools celebrated their graduation from the DARE program on Friday. DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is designed to promote a lifestyle free of drugs, alcohol and violence. Students are given information and facts regarding these topics as well as strategies to utilize when presented with peer pressure. DARE instructor and Marysville Police Officer David Ohlde served as emcee for the graduation program on Friday evening. Jerry Tenbrink, Statewide Coordinator for Dare, praised the students for their hard work and completion of the DARE class. Several awards were presented for individual excellence. Two students from 5th and 6th grades were recognized for writing outstanding essays.
- 5th Grade: Dalton Joseph from Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Gabe Jesperson from Marysville Elementary
- 6th Grade: Cheyenne Mett from Marysville Elementary and Jaylyn Sels from Marysville Elementary
Good Citizenship awards were also given to one student in each grade who was recognized by teachers for their outstanding positive qualities.
- 5th Jaydon Ballman, Marysville Elementary
- 6th Kailoni Hooyer, Marysville Elementary
- 7th Aubrey Peschl, Marysville Junior High
- 8th Andrew Friese, Marysville Junior High