Warsaw sixth graders D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony

Another group of kids is graduating from Warsaw’s D.A.R.E. program, marking its 28th year.

Sixth graders from Warsaw Community Schools have been preparing for middle school with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

Corporal Doug Light tells WRSW’s Jimmy B the ceremony is Tuesday evening.

“It’s a great show, its a great celebration for the kids and their commitment to live drug-free lives,” Light explains.

D.A.R.E. Officer Roy Navarro says he’s enjoyed his first year of teaching the program.

“I’m excited to have this first group go through and I want to see many more come through the school system, I really have enjoyed my first year teaching D.A.R.E.,” says Navarro. “This is definitely the opportunity I want to take to advance my career in doing proactive policing.”

The event Tuesday features approximately 550 sixth grade graduates at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.