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Junior law cadets graduate

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( From a press release) RICHMOND - Thirty-seven Virginia high school students graduated July 11 from the Junior Law Cadet program co-sponsored by the Virginia State Police and the American Legion, Department of Virginia Inc.
The cadets who joined the weeklong program underwent training similar to a new state troopers, including department operations, tactical team operations, officer survival, undercover operations, driver improvement, defensive tactics, firearms safety and agility exercises.

Cadet Julia Ganoe of Prince William, Va., won the Jessica J. Cheney Spirit Award. The award is presented in memory of Trooper Jessica J. Cheney, who was the first cadet to graduate from the program and go on to become a trooper. Cheney died of injuries in 1998 after being struck by a vehicle as she directed traffic at a crash scene on Route 1, north of Fredericksburg.

Additional award recipients include:
Outstanding Female Award: Rebecca McCartney of Chesterfield, Va.
Outstanding Male Award: Sam Green of Goochland, Va.
Physical Training Award: Shannon Knight of Norfolk, Va.
Physical Training Award: Trae Mann of Chesterfield, Va.

Students in the cadet class include:

Akuetteh, Ebenezer Fairfax, VA
Anderson, Ashlie Spotsylvania, VA
Atkins, Michael Giles, VA
Barker, Matthew Danville, VA
Bors-Koefoed, Jesse Goochland, VA
Brady, Ryan Spotsylvania, VA
Chang, Gregory Henrico, VA
Chatman, Dominique Norfolk, VA
Day, Joshua Giles, VA
De Jesus, Adriana Norfolk, VA
Demissie, Hermuna Fairfax, VA
Elkins, Charles Louisa, VA
Ganoe, Julia Prince William, VA
Gilroy, Andrew Burke, VA
Green, Sam Goochland, VA
Gunter, Ian Pittsylvania, VA
Hall, Marcus Chesterfield, VA
Hernandez, Alec Front Royal, VA
Irby, Jessica Hurt, VA
Johnson, Corey Chesterfield, VA
Kirby, Jercoby Danville, VA
Knight, Shannon Norfolk, VA
Lewis, Jessica Gretna, VA
Lynn, Samantha Chesterfield, VA
Mann, Trae Chesterfield, VA
McCartney, Rebecca Chesterfield, VA
Miller, Brennan South County, VA
Mollienido, Ashly Norfolk, VA
Myers, Joshua Strasburg, VA
Otero, Bijan Alexandria, VA
Roberts, Diondre Chesterfield, VA
Rondina, Anthony Chesterfield, VA
Stipes, Natalie Chesterfield, VA
Tiller, Victoria Chesterfield, VA
Toms, Jacqueline Gloucester, VA
Trongone, Andrew Goochland, VA
Via, Juelyan Martinsville, VA

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