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06/05/18 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Flanked by Officer Anthony Rando and teacher Michele Yirce are DARE graduates (front, from left) Dane Carter, Johanna Kaasik, Kenzie Montoya, Charlie Murray, Jaxson Rylott and Harrison Weslek and (back row, left to right) Robert Beckwith, Janet Carbajal, Jennifer Fabian Santos, Betzaida Campos, Dariana Duran Alvarado and Nathan Cronin.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Flanked by Officer Anthony Rando and teacher Michele Yirce are DARE graduates (front, from left) Dane Carter, Johanna Kaasik, Kenzie Montoya, Charlie Murray, Jaxson Rylott and Harrison Weslek and (back row, left to right) Robert Beckwith, Janet Carbajal, Jennifer Fabian Santos, Betzaida Campos, Dariana Duran Alvarado and Nathan Cronin.

Thanks to a collaboration between the Shelter Island Police Department and 5th graders at Shelter Island School, 12 students now know a great deal about responsible behavior and good decision-making.

The students demonstrated their knowledge June 1 for administrators, teachers, parents, town officials and friends at their DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — graduation in the school auditorium. (more…)

04/13/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island DARE graduates, with instructor, Police Officer Walter Richards. Front row, from left, Catherine Ramos, Olivia Overstreet, Riley Renault, Jerry Card, Emmett Cummings, Valeria Reyes and Darla Kolmogorova. Back row, Alexandra Brush, Morgan Watrous, Emma Martinez, Lily Page, Anabella Springer, Francis Reagan and Dayla Reyes.

COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island DARE graduates, with instructor, Police Officer Walter Richards. Front row, from left, Catherine Ramos, Olivia Overstreet, Riley Renault, Jerry Card, Emmett Cummings, Valeria Reyes and Darla Kolmogorova. Back row, Alexandra Brush, Morgan Watrous, Emma Martinez, Lily Page, Anabella Springer, Francis Reagan and Dayla Reyes.

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program participants from Shelter Island School’s 5th and 7th grades had graduation ceremonies on April 1. (more…)

04/18/12 11:30pm

Beverlea Walz Photo

These 5th graders attended a graduation ceremony this month in the school auditorium, celebrating their completion of the D.A.R.E. program, led by the Shelter Island Police Department’s Officer Walter Richards. D.A.R.E., standing for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, helps students with the tools to avoid involvement with drugs and alcohol and has been offered on Shelter Island for many years.

03/30/11 11:54pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Officer Walter Richards granted DARE diplomas at graduation to these members of the 5th grade class. (Emily Strauss was absent for the photo.)

The 5th graders of Shelter Island School celebrated Friday as they graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (DARE) led by Shelter Island Police Officer Walter Richards. The March 25 ceremony was held in the school auditorium.

To complete the program, students participated in 10 weeks of classroom sessions designed to help them establish the life skills necessary to make informed choices and to avoid involvement with drugs, alcohol and violence.

Each of the participants was asked to write an essay that was presented in class, and three were selected by Officer Richards, based on content and presentation, to be read at graduation. This year’s top essays were written by Hayley Lowell-Liszanckie, Danny Boeklen and Bianca Evangelista.

Also graduating  were: Caitlin Binder, Nicholas Cogan, Wesley Congdon, Lindsey Gallagher, Luke Gilpin, Joshua Green, Jack Lang, Sarah Lewis, Daniel McCafferty, Lucia Mulligan, Stephen Murphy, Caitlynn Sharp, Isabella Sherman, Phoebe Starzee and Emily Strauss.

During the ceremony, the students heard from guest speakers, 2009 graduates Justin Reilly and Kaitie McGayhey.

DARE is a joint program of the Shelter Island School and the Town of Shelter Island.