Alumnus speaks at Clarksburg D.A.R.E. Graduation

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CLARKSBURG D.A.R.E. REPORT WINNERS — Members of local law enforcement honor this year’s
D.A.R.E. report winners at Clarksburg School. Pictured are (from left) Sheriff Andy Dickson, report winner Gracie Moore, D.A.R.E. Officer Becky Keith, report runner-up Jada Jones, and Tim Meggs with the 24th Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Tim Meggs with the 24th Judicial District Drug Violent Crime Task Force served as guest speaker at this year’s D.A.R.E. Graduation Thursday morning at Clarksburg School.

A 1993 graduate of Clarksburg High School, Meggs told the graduating fifth graders how he had once been where they are now and had faced many of the same temptations and issues that they face.

“When I went to school here, I knew people who used drugs,” said Meggs. “Me and my friends always went and did something else.”

Meggs cautioned students to be very careful to choose friends and hang out with people who don’t use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

“Pick good friends and make good decisions,” said Meggs.

D.A.R.E. Officer Becky Keith with the Sheriff’s Department told how Meggs and other law enforcement officers recently enacted one of the biggest drug busts in state history.

Also honored were D.A.R.E. report winner Gracie Moore and runner-up Jada Jones, who read their reports aloud during the program.

Altogether, 24 Clarksburg fifth graders received certificates as graduates of the D.A.R.E. program.

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CLARKSBURG D.A.R.E. GRADUATES — A total of 24 fifth graders at Clarksburg School graduated last week from the D.A.R.E. program.

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