February 6, 2017
Granbury High School law and
public safety students excelled at the team’s first-ever competition on
February 3-4, 2017, at Grand Prairie High School. Five students are advancing to the state
level in the contest sponsored by the Texas Public Service Association.
“We competed in nine events
and brought home ten awards,” commented teacher Cari Davis, who is former Hood
County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
receiving awards at the TPSA Northeast Regional contest:
- Brain Bowl: Shelly Yauri (police category), Leisliann
Martinez (courts category), Kailey Reason (corrections category), Abbi Henry
(forensics category), third
- Felony Traffic Stop: Dylan Goosen, Freeman Hawker, Kollin Ladesic,
- Fingerprinting: Lexi Nelson, first
- First Responder: Shelly Yauri, second
- Obstacle Course (Female): Kenia Cortes, fourth
Advancing to the state competition on April 7-8 at
El Paso Bel Air High School are Abbi Henry, Leizliann Martinez, Lexi Nelson, Kailey
Reason, and Shelly Yauri.
Law and public safety is part of the Granbury ISD
career and technical education program.
Classes are offered to provide overviews for jobs in public service as
well as local, state, and federal law enforcement. Students explore the legal system in addition
to constitutional and criminal law through mock trials, traffic stops, arrest
procedures, and court systems. Advanced
courses are available in criminal investigation, forensic science, forensic
psychology, and practicums with local agencies.
Davis leads the law and public safety classes,
while forensics is taught by Darlene Windham.
Serving as mentors are individuals with the sheriff’s office and
Granbury Police Department.
Pictured above at the competition are: (left to right) back – Miguel Leslie, Dylan
Goosen, Kollin Ladesic, Freeman Hawker, Samuel Henthorn, Chase Baker; middle – teacher
Cari Davis, Shelly Yauri, Leizliann Martinez, Abbi Henry, Lexi Nelson, Cody
Reynolds; front – Kailey Reason, Kenia Cortes.
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