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Students learn about making good choices in program

by Teresa Duffy

After 13 weeks of learning and having wonderful group discussions about peer pressure, communication, gangs, goal setting, leadership, making good choices, drugs, and more, seven classes of 7th graders graduated from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Gang Resistance Education and Training program, held at Pau-Wa-Lu middle school.

The teachers, staff and administrators at Pau-Wa-Lu make it such a fantastic place to teach, and Sheriff Ron Pierini supports the program completely. I would like to congratulate these students for participating in this program and hope that they will take the skills and tools they have learned and apply them to their future. In addition, I would like to recognize these students for participating in a community service project in which they collected 400 pounds of food for the Food Closet here in the Carson Valley. These kids care and want to be involved and I am lucky to be able to work with them. I learn just as much from these kids as they learn from me. It’s a true partnership and I appreciate being involved with them as a member and representative of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. GREAT job Pau-Wa-Lu 7th graders.

Teresa Duffy is a youth services officer with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.