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Newberry High School Academy of Criminal Justice wins fourth straight state championship

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Criminal Justice Newberry High School Academy scooped up 42 team and individual awards at the Florida Public Service Association (FSPA) State Leadership Conference, including the school’s fourth straight state championship.

Forty-eight students from the NHS Academy of Criminal Justice attended the recent conference, which brings together young people from throughout the state who are preparing for careers in such areas as law, fire, security and public safety.

The school won the state championship this year by 29 points, beating out 13 other schools to earn top honors. NHS students also brought home 11 first place awards and the Top Gun award for the best performance in Advanced Firearms.

Six NHS seniors won $1000 scholarships at the conference, including Alyssa Massey, Landon Boucher, Chloe Brown, Kelley Shaver, Seniya Allen, Keely Smith. Massey, Boucher and Smith were also recognized for participating in FSPA for four years.

Academy of Criminal Justice award winners are:

First Place

Advanced Firearms-Team Event

Criminal Justice Exam-Katie Oxer

Criminal Incident-Team Event

Marketing Video-Team Event

Marketing Poster-Keely Smith

Miss Public Service-Alyssa Massey

Prepared Speaking-Devinn Martin

Novice Firearms-Micah Page

Traffic Crash Report-Jonas May

Fingerprinting-Katie Oxer

Criminal Justice Brain Bowl–Team Event

Landon Boucher

Second Place

Traffic Crash Report-Landon Boucher

Mr. Public Service-Landon Boucher

Novice Firearms–Kendall McGlashan

Criminal Incident-Team Event

Advanced Firearms-Team Event

Emergency Go Kit-Solana Ortiz

Third Place

Parliamentary Procedures-Team Event

Scrapbook–Team Event

Marketing Poster–Zialee Crudup

Community Service Project-Team Event

Novice Firearms–Liam Ettinger

Male Obstacle Course–Caden Massey

Job Seeking Skills–Chloe Brown

Bulletin Board–Kaitlyn Rucks

Extemporaneous Opening Statement–Micah Page

Extemporaneous Speaking–Chloe Brown

Fourth Place

Fingerprinting–Solana Ortiz

Female Obstacle Course–Amalia Zayas

Novice Firearms–Jefferson Diuguid

Felony Traffic Stops–Team Event

Team Dynamics–Team Event

Traffic Crash Report–Micah Page

Job Seeking Skills–Alyssa Massey

Fifth Place

Ideal Prison–Team Event

Forensics–Team Event

Novice Firearms–Hannah Roland

Team Dynamics–Team Event

Female Obstacle Course-Sarah Miller

Male Obstacle Course–Lee Zilcosky

Extemporaneous Opening Statement–Zialee Crudup

Marketing Poster–Faith Rodgers