12/20/2012 6:00:00 AM Kingman Photos: DARE-ing to succeed
The graduating class poses in the gym with their certificates.
Schmotzer gives a medal to Madyson Pope for her winning essay.
Fifth-graders at Cerbat Elementary School celebrated their graduation from a 12-week-long DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Program) recently. Mohave County Sheriff's Office Deputy Troy Schmotzer taught kids every Friday about life skills that enable them to avoid drugs, gangs and violence. Madyson Pope, Jordan Stein and Samantha Newland were the winners of a DARE essay contest.