Members of the 5th Grade class at Woodland Park Elementary School held a special ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.
26 young people, their parents, teachers and friends took part in the 2010 D.A.R.E. graduation at Woodland Park. Deputies Boot Hill and Mandy Madry run the program for all schools in Sheridan County. Deputy Hill has been involved for the last two years.
Before receiving their graduation certificates, D.A.R.E. t-shirts and bags filled with D.A.R.E.-related memorabilia, four of the graduates read winning essays written for a contest. "Emily" was one of them, and I asked her afterwards.
Deputy Hill was heartened to see so many parents in attendance at the graduation.
The ceremony ended with all in attendance receiving a Dairy Queen treat, and 26 proud students heading out into a sunny afternoon.