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Colfax fifth graders complete DARE program

COLFAX — 84 fifth graders from Colfax Elementary School celebrated the completion of the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (DARE) program taught by Dunn County officer Rod Dicus. The program teaches students to make healthy choices during their life and they made a pledge to stay drug and alcohol free.

Students all wrote an essay on the importance of making good choices and several of them were chosen to read their essays during the ceremony. Those who read  were Hunter Larson, Kayla Schofield, Aza Knaack, Sawyer Best, Phillip Taylor, Jayna Bowe, Rachel Scharlau and Remington Larson. Fifth grade teachers are Mrs. Hovland, Mrs. Blomberg, Mrs. Yingst and Mrs. Kiekhafer. Fifth graders in the program include:

Noah Albricht, Abigail Anderson, Austyn Bartz, Gina Bathel, Rebecca Bazille, Kyra Benson, Juelia Berger, Boden Bergeson, Sawyer Best, Jayna Bowe, Wesley Breezee, Jozie Buchanan, Lily Castillo, John Christner-Ferber, Kylie Dalhoe, Jaedon DeLong, Abby DeMoe, Connor Derleth, Edward Doerr, Marcus Drees, Levi Edgeman, Tara Gunnufson, Tyler Hallquist, Mitchel Harmon, Pierce Harvey, Victoria Hill, Ricky Hoffman, Trey Hovde, Ty Hovde, Edward Hydukovich, Taylor Irwin, Nicholas Jensen, Morgan Jensen, Orion Johnson, Wesley Kallstrom, Dillon Kiekhafer, Devon Kiekhafer, Cole Kiekhafer, Hailey Klukas, Aza Knaack, Amanda Lamm, Noah LaNou, Hunter Larson, Remington Larson, Brady Lawrence, Nathaniel Lee, Belinda Loew, Caston Lynch, Janetta Mattson, KayLee McCawley, Kameri Meredith, Jakob Moore, Jocelynn Murphy-Lehman, Adelaina Olson, Makayla Olson, Mary Ottinger, Colten Pace, Taylor Paulus, Chace Peterson, Jazmyne Peterson, Samantha Pretasky, Zachary Rindy, Kali Risler, Rose Rodey, Lillian Sanders, Rachel Scharlau, Bryce Schindler, Morgan Schleusner, Kayla Schofield, Cole Seehaver, Haley Seston, Patrick Sherman, Dennis Sonnentag, Josie Steinke, Brian Sundstrom, Noah Swanson, Phillip Taylor, Macaydin Turrubiates, Saville Wilson, Braden Winch, Mykiah Young, Daniel Zons.