North Caroline Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 47 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 140th basic highway patrol school. The celebration ended 15 weeks of extensive academic and physical training. The ceremony was held at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary at 10 a.m. The oath of office was administered by Judge Harold T. Jarrell Jr., North Carolina District Courts. Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the State Highway Patrol provided remarks. The cadets will report to their respective duty stations on Wednesday, December 7thto begin a rigorous field training program.