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Recently, Fergus Orthodontics partnered with D.A.R.E. for a middle-school essay contest about how D.A.R.E. has helped them.

Started in 1983, D.A.R.E. is an organization committed to teaching students how to make good decisions which will lead to safer and more healthy lives. They teach young people how to say no to drugs, but also how to stand up for the right thing despite peer pressure.

We were happy to work with D.A.R.E. on this contest. They received many entrant essays to consider before they selected the winner, Alexa Dost. Congratulations, Alexa! Through our partnership, Alexa won an iPad mini as a reward for her winning essay.

The best part for us is that, while we don’t choose the winner, we were so thrilled that Alexa is one of our patients. That’s amazing! We are so happy that we get to treat an award-winning essayist.

Congratulations, Alexa!

If you’d like to read her essay, we’ve made it available to read here.

IMG 1234 - D.A.R.E. essay winner, Alexa Dost