Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Leadership Academy 2014

The fourth annual Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Student Leadership Academy is in full swing. And today, the students experienced a simulation that included saving hostages. The weeklong academy is hosting 22 students from the 10 regional high schools. Each school principal nominated two incoming high school seniors to participate in the event. Students say they are being challenged in all of the professional disciplines. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office staff evaluated each student based on demonstrated leadership, physical fitness, grade point average and community service, and they say this experience will teach them about determination and how to make a difference in the community. The week will be highlighted by a remembrance service at the Etowah County Law Enforcement Memorial and graduation ceremony at the Pitman Theater. Jacksonville State University is partnering with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office to award three college credit hours to those students who successfully complete the Student Leadership Academy.

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