The 2017 D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony for area 5th graders was held Wednesday evening at WHS. SRO and D.A.R.E. facilitator Jim Yunker of the Wellington Police Department MC'd the event which includes recognition of the program, the participants and more. Awards are presented to the students for various achievements associated with the D.A.R.E. program and the event is attended by a large contingent of proud family members and friends. Officer Yunker is assisted by the "D.A.R.E. Role Models" pictured above. These are high school students who, along with Officer Yunker, work with the younger kids throughout the school year.
PICTURED L to R: Brecken Lawrence, Jared Oathout, Kelsie Haydon, Gracie Fink, Mekenna Adams, Jaden Adams, Jenna Rausch, Cade Phelps, Jill Wiley, Madi Lewellen, Lexi Saffell and Kayma Brand.