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Six WHS students complete the Waco PD Junior Police Academy

Last Thursday, six students from WHS completed the Waco PD Junior Police Academy. They spent two weeks getting a crash course Thursday, June 21st, six students from Waco High School completed the Waco PD Junior Police Academy. They spent two weeks getting a crash course in all things law enforcement, working with every agency within the Waco Police Department. Just a few highlights include: completing the actual police academy obstacle course, learning how to handcuff, training with SWAT officers, and analyzing a crime scene. Each day was spent receiving hands-on training, with only part of one day being spent in a traditional classroom setting. The kids had a blast and learned a lot about what to expect as a future member of law enforcement.

Posted is a picture of four of the WHS students that participated in the academy: Fae King, Francisco Torres, Nayeli Soto, and Obed Mora with Officer Sofie Martinez, the coordinator of the academy. Ke'unshay Bush and Alexandra Moreno were unable to attend the graduation ceremony. These students were part of a group of 27 kids from across the Waco area, and three of them received special awards: Fae King was selected as Most Motivated, Francisco Torres was the Class Clown, and Obed Mora was voted as the member most likely to be a future Chief of Police.

We hope our Lions had fun and perhaps gained a little insight into a possible, future career choice. You are The Pride of Waco.

Lyssa Davoust WHS Cohort 2020 Counselor
lyssa.davoust@wacoissd.org