Criminal Justice students from Volunteer State Community College took top awards in two categories in a statewide SkillsUSA competition held recently in a virtual format. Lesly Rios Nunez of Hendersonville and Nicole Fowler of Gallatin took first place in Crime Scene Investigation. Sydney Mattern of Nashville won in the Criminal Justice competition. They prepped for the tournament with the help of assistant chief Tim Anschuetz of the Vol State Campus Police. The students received a $50 gift card to Lowes and a $12,000 scholarship to Sullivan University for their efforts. They will compete in the National SkillsUSA competition in June. Bradley Tracy, director of Criminal Justice at Vol State, is the SkillsUSA coordinator for the college. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization. The purpose is to increase professionalism in the work field through student training; student sessions with potential employers; competitions in educational areas; and scholarships. For more information about Criminal Justice at Vol State visit: www.volstate.edu/criminaljustice
Pictured left to right: Lesly Rios Nunez, Sydney Mattern, Nicole Fowler, and assistant chief Tim Anschuetz of the Vol State Campus Police.