2015 DARE students graduate
Rock County Deputy Mike DeJong ended the spring DARE program at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 30. The fifth-grade class has been participating in weekly classes focused on drug education. Minnesota DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a prevention and education program that advocates and educates for healthy and safe children. Pictured are the 2015 DARE graduates and classroom teachers, (front, left) teacher Kale Wiertzema, Max Scholten, Troy Durst, Olivia Ranfranz, Taylor Dolphin, Weston Kellenberger, Conner VandeVoort, (second row) Carter Hartz, Drew Leenderts, Andrew Harris, Casey Kueter, Jacob Axness, Brayden Mirth, Oliver Deelstra, Liam Raymon, Ethan Kruger, Austin Allen, Mason Wilhelmi, (third row) Aliyah Stoltenberg, Taylor Durst, Josie Klosterbuer, Robbie Drake, Donovan Leenderts, Ty Bundesen, D.J. Swenson, Nathan Kruid, Dallas Page, Cole Baker, teacher Jason Blosmo, (back) Danette Leenderts, MacKenzie Voss, Samantha Moser, Tara Paulsen, Tess Van Maanen, Kenadie Fick, Austin Ripperda, Sean Elbers, Journey Dwire and Kellie VanderBrink.