At the conclusion of the G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training (GOT) held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in April 2015, Honduran school students and newly certified G.R.E.A.T.
instructors participated in a grand graduation ceremony.
The graduation was held at the Cobra Squadron, Special Operations Center, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Chief Jose Mejia and several high-ranking officers from the
Honduras National Police; Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) representatives Erin Lane, Eduardo Barahona, and Alejandra Flores
from the U.S. Embassy; and the G.R.E.A.T. Training Team were in attendance during the ceremony.
Hondurans bussed in nearly 950 G.R.E.A.T. students from several different schools who had completed the elementary and/or middle school curriculum. Select students
from each school were recognized individually and given certificates for their schools/grades. The ceremony also honored the 48 newly certified G.R.E.A.T. instructors
who had just completed the GOT.
The ceremony consisted of a performance by the color guard, followed by the Honduran national anthem and the United States national anthem. Several officials gave
remarks, followed by the presentation of certificates, first to the students and then to the new G.R.E.A.T. instructors. The students performed for the attendees by
singing and dancing. At the end of the ceremony, the INL and the U.S. Embassy presented the Honduras National Police G.R.E.A.T. Program with several new vans wrapped
in the G.R.E.A.T. handbook cover artwork. These vans will enable Honduran G.R.E.A.T. instructors to reach and serve many more schools and children, including those in remote areas who have previously been unserved.