The Fostertown Elementary School in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District held its fifth grade moving up ceremony for students completing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program on Tuesday.
Fostertown Principal Mrs. Mojica welcomed the students and their families in attendance. Family members watched as their children were recognized for all they learned and accomplished in the program throughout the school year.
Town of Newburgh Police Officer Adam Geyer, the acting DARE instructor, spoke on the important lessons he taught and what he himself learned from the students. He reminded the students to ask themselves, “Will my parents be upset by what I am about to do?” He urged the students to lean on their parents in times of need. Additionally, Geyer extended himself outside of the classroom as someone the children can rely on should they need guidance.
Certificates were earned by each student. Some received special recognition, including essay winners Krista Pucino, Laila Fisher, Jason Polanco, and Ahn’Reyah Smalls; and DARE Good Citizen Award winners Mai Ahn Hoang, Ryleigh Robbins, Gabriel Rosario, Stella Szymanowicz.