The fifth graders at Williamsburg and Hatton-McCredie elementary schools have completed their D.A.R.E. education. On Thursday and Friday, parents came to celebrate the completion of the substance abuse and decision-making program at graduation events at each school.
Deputy Zachary Carey of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office taught the class. Former state Director of Public Safety Charles Jackson spoke to the students and parents, discussing the importance of good decision making.
"For the kids, (the graduation) is the recognition that it is important to everyone in their lives," North Callaway R-I School District superintendent Nicky Kemp said. "The parents support them in their decision-making."