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A first and a last for the DARE program

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Wednesday’s DARE graduation at the Ellsworth Middle School was a milestone for lots of people.

For the 110-plus fifth graders, it represented the end of a 10-week session, in which topics such as tobacco, stress, bullying, alcohol and peer pressure were discussed.


For their instructor, Pierce County Sheriff’s Officer Steve Albarado, after six years and 29 previous graduations, it was his final one after being promoted to jail lieutenant earlier this year.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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