Sunday, May 18, 2014

D.A.R.E. Essay Showdown!

On Thursday morning, Dane, and the 4 other D.A.R.E. essay 1st place winners gathered in front of the 5th grade student body to read their winning essays for what turned out to be an "essay showdown." (We didn't know it was a competition!)
One by one the kids read their essays. Then it was Dane's turn. D.A.R.E. Officer Dillard called Dane up. She commented on his tie. :-) (He was the only one to dress up for the presentation.)
 After all 5 kids had finished the presentation of their essays, Officer Dillard announced the winner of the "essay showdown." To our surprise and delight, Dane won it!!

I love that Dane reached out for the handshake with Officer Dillard.
 Dane was presented with a very nice D.A.R.E. backpack and a medal.
 Dane's fan club was in attendance!
 Happy guy!
 Officer Dillard is the best. She is so friendly and the kids just love her.
 Grandad recorded the presentation. I will post it here when I get a copy.

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