Friday, June 15, 2012
FCPS Criminal Justice Students to Attend Junior Law Cadet Program
Students from four Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high schools have been selected to attend the Virginia American Legion Junior Law Program at the Virginia State Police training academy in Richmond, scheduled for July 22-27. The Junior Law Cadet Program is an American Legion-sponsored program designed to offer eleventh grade students the opportunity to learn about the law enforcement profession from representatives of various city, county, state, and federal agencies.
The following FCPS students will participate this year: Rashaad Thomas of Hayfield Secondary School; Liam Kneisz of Madison High School; Quentin Edwards, Johny Castro, David McDonald, and Carmen Mendoza of West Potomac High School; and Renzo Olivari, Yesenia Mendez, and Angela Jimenez of West Springfield High School.
A limited number of current eleventh grade students throughout the state are selected to participate in the five-day session with tuition paid by the American Legion. Sessions include daily calisthenics, field trips to the state capitol and Virginia State Police headquarters, and classroom meetings. Students will learn about the operation of radar, VASCAR, and other state police equipment. The class will select an outstanding Junior Law Cadet to speak on its behalf during the concluding ceremonies when certificates will be awarded to all participants.
Participants were selected for the program based on their character, interest, evidence of self-discipline, and possession of an attitude and demeanor that would benefit by the association and contact with officers of the law. Candidates must be well-rounded, outgoing, hard-working individuals with reasonable grades who can communicate and lead their peers.
Note: For more information, contact Ron Giovannucci at West Potomac Academy at 703-718-2750 or email@example.com.