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Student Leadership Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE

From: Sheriff Todd Entrekin                                                     Date: June 25, 2012

           Etowah County Sheriff’s Office

STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

 

            The second annual Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Student Leadership Academy (SLA) began Sunday, June 24, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

            Two incoming high school seniors, one male and one female, were nominated by their principals to participate in the one week event.  Each participant has previously met academy requirements and was evaluated, by Etowah County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) staff, based on demonstrated leadership, physical fitness, grade point average and community service.

Students will experience each part of the Sheriff’s Office daily and special operations as well as, an overview of the American criminal justice system.

Participants also will be challenged with guest speakers in various professional disciplines in setting high personal goals for their life, school, career, and community leadership.

The week will be highlighted by a memorial service and graduation ceremony at the Etowah County Law Enforcement Memorial.

 Jacksonville State University (JSU) is partnering with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office to award three college credit hours to those students who successfully complete the SLA.

This partnership is unique, as ECSO will provide the facilities, instructors, and students, and JSU will provide the accredited hours at no cost to the Sheriff’s Office or the students.

The media is welcomed to cover various portions of the week-long academy.  Please contact PIO Natalie Barton for additional details.

           

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