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D.A.R.E. Continued from page 34 "D.A.R.E. can help me get a good job by helping me make the right choices to have a good job and to respect others. It will help make work easier and I can be- come a good and successful me- chanic. "DARE will help me to stay in school to get a good education. I will not get kicked out of school and not get in fights. Trooper Dan told me to stay away from drugs because drugs can kill me. If I Violence Continued from page 34 to help me not be on front covers for the wrong reasons. I also have to have self-esteem. I will not get anywhere doing what people want me to do. D.A.R.E. is really help- ful. "Drugs can hinder me from my goals. They can hinder me in dif- ferent ways. One way is I could die from a drug overdose or lung don't die from them, they could hurt me and I could have brain damage and act stupid. That's not the type of life I want. One more very important point, DARE taught me to.stay away from guns because I could kill myself and kill other people. Guns lead to vi- olence. I will not have a success- ful career if there is a lot of vio- lence. "I have had a good time in DARE. DARE taught me to say no to drugs. DARE taught me that if I do drugs I can get severely hurt and not be a successful me- chanic." Truth and D.A.R.E. The program, led in Milton cancer, I could not get a scholar- ship if I could not concentrate. Al- cohol and driving do not belong together. I could lose control of the car and hurt others or myself. Being a role model and reaching out to others, I would not help if I was not giving good advice. I cer- tainly would not get a job. What would I do in jail? "D.A.R.E. is very helpful, not only to me, but others. Also, please stay off drugs and try to achieve your goals." Rehoboth High reunion set for all grads The Rehoboth High School Alumni Association will hold a reunion for all graduates and former students. Former students include those classmates who attended Rehoboth High School but did not graduate because of relocation, interruption by military service or other reasons. The reunion will be held at the Ruddertown Convention Complex in Dewey Beach, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998. Details about the event will be sent to all graduates and former students on or aboutthe first of April, provided the Alumni Association has a recent mailing address. Former students who are unsure if their address is on file should contact a member of the reunion committee. The committee is also seeking in- formation on graduates and former students who no longer live in the area. Members of the reunion committee include Pat and Don Hearn, Bob and Syd Maull, Nancy Dee, Marilyn Marsh and Jay Young. B SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE 40% OFF ALL FALL AND HOLIDAY '97 MERCHANDISE BEGINS JANUARY 30, 1998 INFANT SIZES 3-24 MOS.. GIRLS SIZES 2T- 16 , BOYS SIZES 21'- 14 Previous Sales Excluded - No Price Adjustments All clearance sales are final. hartstrings childrenswear outlet REHOBOTH OUTLET CENTER ' #202 HWY. 1, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (302) 644-0666 Sunday - Thursday 10-6 Friday-Saturday 10-9 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January Middle by Delaware State Police Cpl. Daniel Hall, teaches children about conse@, uences and risks and ways of dealing with peer pres- sure. Stress and self-esteem are discussed as factors in making a young person vulnerable in situa- tions where drug usage or vio- lence may occur. Anand Peri commented on peer pressure in her essay. The student of Cathy Cofrancesco said, "I also learned the different sources of pressure that can act on you to do bad things. For example, peer pressure is one of the worst. Also some of the people who do drugs are the people that you think are most unlikely." A student in Diane McCredie's class, Sarah Miller shared her own experience and gave some advice when she wrote, "Last year] got teased a lot. The steps for saying no, I think, will help me just turn around and ignore them. Even though I will have some hurt feel- ings, I will not be as hurt. If I don't feel as depressed and I feel good about myself, I would not be as likely to do drugs. One reason a lot of teens do drugs is because they don't feel good about them- selves or they think that drugs will take all their problems away. "My advice to anyone who feels bad or has problems is to just talk to someone. At our school we have Peer Leaders who will be happy to help in any way we can. We will listen and give options on how to handle things." 30 - February 5, 1998. 35 A student of Joanne Reihm, An- drea Arrequin also Wrote about peer pressure, "When people feel lonly and like nobody cares about them thats when they start using drugs because they think all their problems will go away but really more problems add up." Drug-free goals In their writing, the students fre- quently spoke of what they want to be when they grow up, and how remaining drug-free is important to their goals for the future. Priscilla Orta Arrequin, also a student of Cofrancesco, said, "When I grow up I would like to be a doctor or a gym teacher. In order to get a good education and graduate high school I will have to pay close attention, fallow direc- tions, and get good grades too, and especially don't do drugs." Andrea also had some ideas about her future, "I'm going to be a teacher with a pretty house and a cool car but I'm going to work hard for it." Ky Hacker, a student of Cherry Barranco, has definite ideas about his career path, and how to follow it. He wrote, "Ways to say no will help me in my career as a comput- er game store owner because you have to refuse some sales offers and I would say "no smoking" in my building. Being on drugs would make it very difficult to run a computer game store. If I went to work on drugs no one would buy my merchandise. I would not be able to keep up with all the pa- per work and management." The student essays are filled with praise for the DARE pro- gram. Ky said, "I loved the D.A.R.E. program and I know I learned a lot...I hate drugs and I pledge to be drug free!" Anand said, "D.A.R.E. helps me with my career choice because if I don't do drugs, I won't mess up my mind or go to jail...And, I want to thank Trooper Dan for giving me this opportunity." Sarah said, "I think the DARE program helps kids realize drugs don't do anything but harm you." Andrea proclaimed, "I'm a drugfree kid and I'm proud of it too!" and Priscilla seemed to sum up the feeling of most students who graduated last week when she wrote, "Drugs have no place in my heart. Thanks to D.A.R.E. I learned many ways to say "No" to drugs." Reihm is the DARE pro- gram faculty coordinator at Mil- ton Middle School. Guests for the graduation included Sen. Robert Voshell (D-Milton), Milton May- or Jack Bushey and Milton Chief of Police Donald Mills. Several Cape Henlopen High School stu- dents also attended the graduation. They were invited by the fifth- graders of Milton Middle after they visited with students and talked about the high school expe- rience. Editor's note: Students' writ- ings were not edited. J'MEMI0000t$1IIP. If you haven't seen us lately - Take a look at us now! Our low rates, new programs and new equipment offer you the best value & most fun for. your money! 105 Church Street, Rehoboth Beach 227-8018