10 graduate from Law Academy

In no particular order are the Adult Law Academy graduates with instructor Ed Schmid, Adult Education Director Vicki Carrington, Southern Hills CTC Superintendent Kevin Kratzer, Academy Commander Kurt Beckham, and Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little. Graduates are John G. Amole, Austin R. Fawley, Tawnya F. Haney, Bradley C. Jones, Karen M. Manning, Sarah M. McKinzie, Donald C. Pendleton, Bradley A. Rhodes, Aron M. Riley and Glenn E. Sherwood.

Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in conjunction with Warren County Career Center, held an awards ceremony for the 10 graduates from the Adult Law Academy on June 24.

The students began the academy last August and completed their training in May. Upon completion of the course, the students traveled to London, Ohio, to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Association exam. All the students successfully passed it.

Around 75 people attended the awards ceremony held in honor of the graduates. The ceremony began with a welcome by Southern Hills Superintendent Kevin Kratzer. Class President Bradley Rhodes led the Pledge of Allegiance and spoke briefly to the class. Guest speaker, Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little, addressed the class, and completion certificates and special awards were given out by Commander Kurt Beckham.

The top academic award was given to Karen Manning who scored the highest of the class on the state exam and also earned the Top Gun award for having the highest score on the shooting range. Little conducted the mock swearing in of the cadets. The ceremony ended with a congratulatory closing given by Adult Education Director Vicki Carrington.

The Law Academy has been a long-standing part of the Adult Education Department of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. Over the years, many adults have completed the arduous 600-plus hour program, an Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Association Certified Course.

The Law Academy is held at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center located at the corner of U.S. 68 and Hamer Road in Georgetown. The next academy will start Sept. 10.

For information on the next Law Academy or any adult education class, contact Southern Hills Adult Education at 937-378-6131, extension 357.