The Fond du lac Police Department is recognizing a Fond du lac 6th grader at their awards banquet last week. Saint Mary’s Springs Academy 6th grader Emma Holzmann’s D.A.R.E essay was also recognized this past summer as one of the top essays in the state at the D.A.R.E. Officers Conference. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Fond du Lac police D.A.R.E officer Steve Olson says when students graduate from the program they write an essay explaining what they learned. Olson submitted four essays at the end of last school year…and says he had a good feeling about Emma’s chances after reading her essay. Emma is the daughter of Terry and Jenny Holzmann.