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Amy Cole of the Christian County S.O. was the Jeff Smith "Strive for Excellence" award recipient - Jeff Smith is a retired decorated DARE Facilitator who expected nothing but excellence from his Mentors and Candidates. This award serves to recognize the Candidate who exuded the preparation, performance, and attitude to be the very best of him/her self.
Deanna Coleman of the Hartford PD was the Randy Kirkman "For Love of the Classroom" award recipient - Randy Kirkman is an active DARE America Facilitator and Senior Mentor who is optimism and enthusiasm personified – he lifts the spirit of others by simply loving what he does. This award serves to recognize the candidate who exudes the same spirit of love and joy for the classroom, and a true appreciation to learn.