Ephraim Elementary DARE graduates get awards mid-December

DARE graduates from Sharon Bird’s fifth grade class show their certificates. At the rear are Jeff McQuivey, school resource officer, who taught the program, and Mrs. Bird. This group represents about one-fourth of the students who completed the program.


Ephraim Elementary DARE graduates

get awards mid-December


By Semira Brenchley

Staff writer



EPHRAIM—After learning how to make wise choices about drugs, alcohol and violence, 93 fifth-grade students at Ephraim Elementary School graduated from a 10-week “Dare” program in mid-December.

The students completed the “Dare” program under the direction of Jeff McQuivery, school resource officer for the Ephraim Police Department.

During the program, students learned all about drug and alcohol abuse prevention and how much of a danger the substances pose, McQuivey said.

In order to graduate, the students had to write up reports on what they had learned from the program. Four students were selected to read their reports at the graduation, where families and friends were invited.

Local police officers also participated in the graduation, and there was a drawing for prizes.


Jeff McQuivey, school resource officer with the Ephraim Police Department, speaks to students and parents during DARE graduation at Ephraim Elementary School.