Five Gloucester teenagers graduated Friday from the annual Junior Law Cadet program, co-sponsored by the Virginia State Police and the American Legion. The weeklong training session for rising high school seniors was held at the Virginia State Police Academy in Chesterfield.
The participating local students were Dale R. Mathieu of Hayes and Brandon J. Evans, Matthew C. Joyner, James E. Lane and Courtney M. Millen, all of Gloucester.
During the session, Lane received the male Physical Fitness Award and Evans was recognized as the Class Motivator.
In the academy, cadets experience a life similar to a trooper-in-training, complete with daily room inspections and instruction by troopers on department operations, crime scene investigations, officer survival, undercover operations, driver improvement, scuba training, defensive tactics and firearms safety.