Two State-Bound for TPSA
Two Lake Dallas High students are state bound after a very impressive performance at the Texas Public Service Association regional contest. Nate Olivarez placed first with a perfect score in Traffic Stop while Sydney Frazier placed third in Report Writing.
Mr. Jimmy Moore, who is the LDHS Criminal Justice, Fire & Forensic Science Club sponsor, could not contain his delight for this accomplishment. Their contest performance is more impressive considering the fact that LDHS competed with schools that brought at least three times as many students.
“I could not be more proud of them,” he said. “These schools bring anywhere from 30 to 60 students to regionals while we only bring nine to 10 students.”
Nate is so thrilled with the contest and the influence the CJFFS club has had on him. In fact, he has been thinking about a future in a related field.
“As a sophomore, I have a couple more years to think about my future plans,” he said, “however, watching both of my parents protect and serve growing up has most definitely made an impact on my future career in Law Enforcement.”
Sydney, who graduates in a few months, is also planning her future in a similar fashion. She will be attending the University of the Ozarks where she will major in sociology and minor in criminal justice and other fields.
“My end goal is to go into the FBI and specialize in hostage negotiations- which will take a lot of training as well as studying,” she said. “Without the LDHS Law classes and the CJFFS club, I don’t know how I ever would have discovered exactly what I want to do.”
Nate and Sydney will represent Lake Dallas High at the state competition at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston April 26 -28.
Read more about each of these TPSA events on the TPSA website.