Paul A. Nikas, Chief of Police
15 Elm St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Email: [email protected]
Ipswich Police Congratulate D.A.R.E. Graduates
IPSWICH – Chief Paul Nikas is pleased to report the sixth and seventh grade classes completed this year’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. He would like to congratulate four students on their success in the annual essay contest.
During 12 days of instruction, spread out over the last few months of the school year, Sgt. Daniel Kmiec and Officer Aaron Woodworth taught students about bullying, peer pressure, drug awareness, personal decision making, stress, internet safety, prescription drugs and more.
Every year, after the course, students are given an opportunity to show what they took away from D.A.R.E. through a personal essay contest. A winner and runner-up are selected from each class. The Ipswich Police Department would like to congratulate essay winner Jillian Gregory and runner-up Emma Kennedy from the sixth grade and essay winner Cashel Davis and runner-up Olivia Horsman from the seventh grade on their exemplary work.
“The essays written by all the students illustrated an understanding and commitment by those in the elementary school and middle school to say no to drugs,” Chief Nikas said. “Congratulations to the sixth and seventh grade girls for their hard work and dedication on their essays.”
Sgt. Kmiec and Officer Woodworth would like to thank the sixth and seventh grade administration and staff for their continued support and assistance in making sure the D.A.R.E. program is a success every year.
The Ipswich Police Department would also like to thank Pomodori of Ipswich for their continued support, as well as their gift card donations to the winners of the essay contest. An extended thank you to Ipswich resident Jared Clark for being this year’s graduation guest speaker and providing an eye-opening and informative presentation on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction.