Marines continue tradition by adopting Creekside Elementary School

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Students at Creekside Elementary School made some new friends Friday as the Marine Corps and MCAS Cherry Point adopted the school along with Tucker Creek Middle School for the seventh year. (Nicole Griffin, NewsChannel 12 photo)

The Marine Corps and Craven County Schools are teaming up for the year.

Marines will act as mentors and role models for children to look up to -- especially children of military families who may have a parent overseas.

NewsChannel 12's Nicole Griffin was there Friday morning. Watch the video and see the moment they officially signed the papers for this heartwarming partnership that's now in its seventh year.