Local students receive DARE scholarships


Clinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. (left) and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Col. Brian Prickett award Katheryn Starnes (center left) and Marissa Williams with $1,000 Drug Abuse Resistance Education scholarships.


WILMINGTON — Clinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. and his staff presented the 2016 Drug Abuse Resistance Education Scholarships to Katheryn Starnes from Clinton-Massie School District and Marissa Williams from East Clinton School District on June 7.

Each year the Sheriff’s Office presents a $1,000.00 D.A.R.E. scholarship to one student from each school district that participates in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The money for these scholarships is generated from the arrest and conviction of local drug dealers.

“We feel it is important to assist our youth in reaching their educational goals,” said Fizer. “Using funds forfeited as a result of a destructive lifestyle and turning them into a positive for these deserving students is a great investment in their future.”

Starnes will be attending Boise State University majoring in Forestry and Wildlife Management.

Williams will be attending Wilmington College majoring in the Physical Therapy program.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office wished both Starnes and Williams great success in achieving their educational goals.

Clinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. (left) and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Col. Brian Prickett award Katheryn Starnes (center left) and Marissa Williams with $1,000 Drug Abuse Resistance Education scholarships.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DARE-2016.jpgClinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. (left) and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Col. Brian Prickett award Katheryn Starnes (center left) and Marissa Williams with $1,000 Drug Abuse Resistance Education scholarships.
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