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      Macon students graduate from D.A.R.E

      Family, friends and teachers all gathered Wednesday to watch fifth graders at Macon Middle School graduate from the D.A.R.E program. The fifth grade students go through the program every year and this year it was called "D.A.R.E, Keeping it Real."

      Students had a surprise guest at the ceremony â?| KC Wolf, the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs. He talked to the students about life and of course, about being a mascot. He even let one student try on the costume.

      Macon Police Department School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E Instructor Adam Dawdy said the kids are wonderful to work with. â??The kids go through 10 weeks and it's a long ten weeks,â?? Dawdy said. â??We go through a lot of the book and we do a lot of interacting to where sometimes I bring people in and actually act as bad guys for them and make them work through situations in groups and singled out. And, in a lot of different ways it's to help them deal with life (and what) they're going to endure in the next few years of their life during high school and middle school.â??

      This is officer Dawdyâ??s fifth time as a D.A.R.E. instructor.