More than 100 Carteret Co. students graduate from DARE program

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) – More than 100 Carteret County students received a special visit Friday from the governor. He attended their ffifth-gradegraduation from the DARE program, which aims to keep kids away from drug and alcohol abuse.

Many of the White Oak Elementary students told the governor all about what they’ve learned throughout the program.

He and his education advisor both agree, teaching kids the dangers of drugs is key during a time when they are most vulnerable to peer pressure.

“It’s critical that we get kids on the right track before they start middle school and that’s exactly what this program aims to do,” said Catherine Truitt, Senior Advisor on Education to the governor.

The governor also joined the DARE graduates for a cookout after the event.

McCrory told WNCT he hopes more schools implement the DARE program across the state.

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