The fifth grade students at West Marion Elementary graduated from the DARE program on Tuesday, May 21. Levi Daugherty is pictured receiving his DARE certificate from Kentucky State Police Trooper Bradly Stotts at the graduation ceremony. The students participated in a 10-week course with Trooper Bradly Stotts. Students learned about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol, techniques on how to say “no” and how to deal with negative peer pressure. Students were required to write an essay at the end of the course explaining what they had learned and they made a pledge to stay drug free. Students received a certificate and a t-shirt for their completion of the program.