A graduation ceremony for fifth-graders at Holland Hill Elementary School who participated in the DARE program was held Feb. 9.

Since the start of the school year, the students have been receiving visits from Officer Jay Valle, the Fairfield Police Department's DARE officer.

DARE, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons teaching children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and avoid drugs and violence.