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February 6, 2017
Law and Public Safety  
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.
Students 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, fourth
  • 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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