It's been nine months of intense training for a group of Gadsden County students, but that hard work earned them paid tuition scholarships for an Associate of Arts degree at Tallahassee Community College.
Thursday night at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, 13 students from East and West Gadsden High School graduated from the Corrections Leadership Career Academy. TCC says the students endured 532 hours of training in communication, firearms, self defense--and the list goes on. Students say they have their to loved ones to thank for all the support.
Jessica Bryant, Corrections Leadership Career Academy Graduate said, "It was a hard job, but I was determined by the help of my pastor, my mother and other family members I finally made it."
Now the graduates can go on to take the State Certification Exam to become a corrections officer in the State of Florida.