2009-08-13 / Local & State

Local Youths Invited to State Police Honor Camp

Morgan Strait Morgan Strait Fifty-two teenagers from across the state have been invited to learn about state police operations at the Commissioner's Honor Camp next week at the State Police Academy in Hershey, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced Tuesday.

The cadets, ages 13-18, were selected from among more than 1,500 boys and girls who participated in 26 local Camp Cadet programs last year. Pawlowski said the Honor Camp was created in 1998 as a reward for the top two cadets from each local program.

"The Honor Camp will provide the cadets with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Pennsylvania State Police and state government," Pawlowski said. "Also, this is an excellent opportunity for our troopers to build positive professional relationships with these outstanding teenagers."

Troopers teach Honor Camp cadets about criminal investigations, police skills, use of force and other related topics. The camp includes team problemsolving activities and sports.

Visits to the capitol, governor's residence, state police headquarters and Hershey's Chocolate World also are included in the week's itinerary.

Damien Divens Damien Divens A graduation ceremony was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the State Police Academy.

Cpl. Joseph P. Nolte of the State Police Bureau of Training and Education coordinates the Honor Camp program.

Those invited from Fulton County were Morgan Strait, daughter of Brian and Gerri Strait of Warfordsburg and Damien Divens, son of Jason and Angie Divens of Mc- Connellsburg.

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