Norwalk's Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation

Norwalk's Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation
Posted on 06/01/2017

Over 800 NPS 5th graders gathered at the Norwalk Concert Hall on May 31 for the annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation. The Norwalk D.A.R.E. program, run by the Norwalk Police Dept., teaches students good decision-making skills that will enable them to lead safe and healthy lives. The graduation celebrates the completion of the nine-week D.A.R.E. program. Norwalk PD Officers Christopher Holms, Gabriel DeMott, Cornell Abruzzini, Joseph Frattaroli, and Neil Robertson visited Norwalk’s 12 elementary schools during the program to teach children about alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco use, and confidence building.

Chief of the Norwalk PD Thomas E. Kulhawik kicked off the graduation by welcoming students, followed by remarks from Mayor Harry Rilling, and NPS Superintendent Dr. Steven J. Adamowski. The celebration continued with Mr. Abracadabra aka Nick Moriello wowing students with magic tricks.

Each year, D.A.R.E. students write essays about goals and dreams. One student is chosen to read their essay at the D.A.R.E. graduation. This year’s essay winner was Robbie Gatt, a fifth-grade student at Rowayton Elementary School. To read Robbie's essay, click here