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D.A.R.E. graduation held at high school

May 21, 2019

The 2018-19 second semester Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation took place Wednesday at the Watertown High School auditorium, with approximately 200 students and family members attending.

Local schools involved in the graduation were Douglas Elementary, Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Schurz Elementary.

Speakers at the graduation included Watertown Police Chief Robert Kaminski and Mayor Emily McFarland, along with a magic show from Glen Gerard.

The second semester D.A.R.E. report winner was Damacio Dominguez, a student at Schurz Elementary School. For winning the competition, Dominguez won $50, a D.A.R.E. medal, a pizza party for his class and a Daren the Lion stuffed animal.

Students in the D.A.R.E. program complete a D.A.R.E. report, which represents the students’ commitment to remain drug- and violence-free.

The D.A.R.E. program in Watertown is for the most part funded by private donations. Among those supporting the program are J&L Tire, Kwik Trip, Charles David’s Paint, Holz Motors of Watertown, Jefferson County Drug Task Force, Watertown Bowl 18/North, Watertown Lions Club, Chickens Unlimited, Culver’s of Watertown and the Watertown Citizens Police Academy Alumni.

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