Criminal Justice students earn victory at state conference

A Glenville State College victory is usually something we associate with the school’s sports teams, however; this time it was the intelligence of Glenville State College students that earned the school a victory. This past Friday, Pioneer Criminal Justice students made their way to West Liberty University to participate in the annual West Virginia Criminal Justice Education Association Conference. This conference, which gathers Criminal Justice students from colleges and universities across the state, is meant to allow student to showcase their knowledge and skills within the field. In total, twelve teams from across the state participated in the event, but three Glenville State College students were left as winners at the end of the day.
Out of fourteen Glenville students that participated in the conference, Aaron Parsons, Garret Rinehart, and Kyla Spencer were able to bring home the victory for the Pioneers. The Pioneer trio had to go through a series of events to earn the victory. The competition consisted of three segments. The students first had to examine a mock crime scene. After investigating the scene, the students then had to formulate a written report to explain their conclusions. The final step of the competition was an oral presentation. After all three components were tabulated. The Pioneers found themselves at the top of the standings.

Glevnille State college criminal justiceThis victory shows all of the hard work and preparation that the Criminal Justice students of Glenville State College put into the event. After getting second place a year ago, it was a relief to finally gain the victory at the yearly competition. Professor Kelly Treece accompanied the students to the conference.

According to Treece, the Student Government Association sponsored the Glenville teams in the conference. Without this support, it would have been difficult for the students to make their way to and complete adequately in the competition. As a result of this partnership with SGA, the winning team will be giving presentation of their winning findings for students and faculty. This presentation will be coming in the following weeks so please attend and appreciate the hard work of the students who participated in the conference.

The Criminal Justice majors of Glenville State College will look to repeat their title next year as they host the annual competition. The competition will take place on campus next October. So please, congratulate the students on their victory and support them as they move forward in their professional development.


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