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SCTHS Criminal Justice Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

WESTOVER, MD, October 13, 2021 – Somerset County Technical High School (SCTHS) students participating in the Criminal Justice program were recently promoted in rank at a pinning ceremony held at the school. Parents, Somerset Board of Education members, Mr. Troy Brittingham Jr. and Ms. Margo Green-Gale, along with local law enforcement leadership from the Maryland State Police Somerset Barrack, Somerset Sheriff’s Department, Department of National Resources Police, Crisfield Police Department and the Pocomoke Police Department attended the celebration.

The Criminal Justice Program, led by instructor Major Wade Chambers, is designed to present an in-depth study of the purposes, principles, practices, and ethics of the Criminal Justice profession. This two-year course deals with the study of all forms of law enforcement; military, corrections, private security, and courts. Students earning at least a “B” average in the course can leave high school and enter the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy with a full semester of college credits articulated by Wor-Wic Community College.

Second year Criminal Justice students promoted to the rank of Lieutenant at the pinning ceremony include Kolby Harris, Katelyn Holland, and Tatiana Rubio-Villafuerte. Second year students promoted to the rank of Sergeant include Nathan Bisset, Ziera Savage, Iyana Lofland and RyNaijah Waters. First year students promoted at the pinning ceremony include Shamoya Murphy (Master Sergeant), Mar’Kiera Green (Sergeant), Chloe Pruitt (Corporal) and Aniyah Jones (Corporal).

Major Chambers shared, “It is always a proud moment for me as an educator to celebrate and promote our students seeking careers in the Criminal Justice field. The young men and women attending my classes today will leave with a solid foundation to become leaders in the field in the future.”

SCTHS Criminal Justice program students pose for a photo with members of local law enforcement, Somerset Board of Education members, SCTHS school administrators and instructor, Major Wade Chambers at the conclusion of the pinning ceremony.

About Somerset County Public Schools

Serving a rural, diverse community rooted in rich traditional values, Somerset County Public Schools empowers all students to become innovative problem solvers and ethical leaders by providing engaging, technology enhanced instruction and balanced extra-curricular programs. Located on the southwestern border of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Somerset County’s nine public schools include one technology & career center, two high schools, an intermediate school, and five elementary schools. The Board of Education is located in Westover, approximately seven miles south of Princess Anne, the county seat. For more information, visit

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