Fifth grade students from Scott County schools look on during a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony at Oneida City Park Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Fifth grade students from Scott County schools look on during a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony at Oneida City Park Thursday, May 9, 2013.

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Some 350 fifth graders from each of Scott County’s middle schools were on hand for an annual D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony at Oneida City Park Thursday afternoon.

Fifth graders from Oneida, Burchfield, Fairview, Huntsville, Robbins and Winfield were on hand for the ceremony, which is held each year by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department near the conclusion of the school year.

D.A.R.E. — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — is taught in local fifth grade classes by Sheriff’s Department school resources officer Derek Sexton throughout the school year.

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