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Wins national competition

Central Lakes College’s Sigma Delta chapter of the American Criminal
Justice Association did well in competition at the 75th national ACJA
conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kris Brose of Brainerd (shown), a
1998 graduate of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, won a pair of firsts,
claiming top prize in the essay contest worth $150 and publication in the ACJA
Journal and finishing first in the Physical Agility competition for ages 26-35.
He wrote a paper titled “School Shootings” for a Juvenile Justice class taught
by Gae Davis at CLC. Derek Johnson of Pillager finished
in first place of the 36-over Physical Agility division. David Davis from the
Sigma Delta group, finished second in the same division. Brose,
Johnson, and former student Aaron Schiller of Wadena placed third in the professional
division of Crime Scene Investigation.

Instructor Curtis Pribnow placed third in the professional division of
Police Administration.
            Joe Lomax of Melrose
scored 431 of 480 in the Lower (undergraduates) Division of Shooting/Firearms
for second place.
David Davis earned the Gold Key Award for high
GPS, with a 3.87 cumulative in his studies for a bachelor’s degree from the
College of St. Scholastica. He is also an instructor at CLC.
            Patrick Bonniwell of
Little Falls and Dave Christenson of Motley received certification for restricted-access
anti-terrorism training.
            The group enjoyed a career
fair during the event and several accompanied law enforcement personnel from
the Cincinnati Police Department for educational ride-alongs.
            Others attending from the
CLC chapter were Alex Heglund and Ethan Albrecht of Little Falls, Kenneth
Coppes of Pierz, Brian Martinson of  Brainerd,
and Kat Paschelke of Brainerd.

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