Future Corrections Officers Graduate in Gadsden

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

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.

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  • by Cynthia Location: Quincy on Jul 25, 2008 at 10:18 PM
    Congratulation to all the students. I am so proud of them all. It takes hard work and I am happy for the ones that made it.I especially like to thank Mr. NeSmith for all his hard work and determination, and his wife for giving him the time to work around the clock with our children. Keep on going higher and higher Travis. Love mom
  • by Proud Aunt Location: Havana on Jul 25, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    First of all, I want to say congratulations to all of the students, parents, and staff that worked so hard throughout this program. I’m an aunt of one of the graduates and I’m so proud of my niece, along with the rest of our family. Jessica, please know this is only the starting point of your future, but if you will keep God first, I promise you will go further than you anticipate. Keep up the good work, J! We love you :)
  • by Roy Location: TLH on Jul 24, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    Well done!
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