Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl Team Competes at State Meet for Second Consecutive Year

Grace Stivers, Reporter

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April 4 through April 7 the Criminal Justice team went to Corpus Christi to compete in their Skills USA competition. This is their second year being a club and this is also the second time they competed at state.

“We qualified for state by obtaining 2nd place in the first Skills USA criminal justice quiz bowl competition in Waco,” sophomore Brandi Straley said.  “I’m most excited about the fact that this is the second year in a row that we have qualified for state. As a progressing program, qualifying for state two years in a row is a monumental step. We have worked hard to gain this opportunity and it is a great way to watch our work pay off. I could not be more proud of our team and for the competition.”  

Criminal justice teacher Krystal Battreal has worked with the team all year to prepare them to perform to the best of their ability. She said she also likes to have the students make memories and have fun.

“It’s my senior year and I think it’s so cool that I get to leave my mark as having gone to state two years in a row,” senior Trevor Johnstone said.

Competitors were ready to compete to the best of their ability at the state level. They set their sights high and continued to do what they’ve practiced doing all year.

“[Battreal] can be hard on us sometimes but it’s for our own good,” senior Elijah Rivera said. “It is really just tough love.. Not to mention, I always get to have the aux cord, and we have the most fun with it.”