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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

47th Annual Trooper Youth Week Cadet Graduation

Date Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2018

Delaware State Police Training Academy Headquarters Complex, 1453 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Friday June 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Graduating Cadet Class 2018

  • Derrick Atwood                    Woodbridge High School
  • Faithe Brown                        William Penn High School
  • Nicholas Cardamone           Stephen Decatur High School
  • Tyler Elzey                            Woodbridge High School
  • John Goldman                       Dover High School
  • Cody Harmon                        Sussex Central High School
  • Isaura Hernandez-Perez     Sussex Central High School
  • Christopher Hewlett            AI DuPont High School
  • Donovan Hodge                    Newark Charter School
  • Je’Mescia Inge                       Christiana High School
  • Dylan Kane                            St. George Technical High School
  • Maci Long                              Cape Henlopen High School
  • Patrick McNeilly                   Appoquinimink High School
  • Colin Molina                          Salesianum High School
  • Victa Phillips Jr.                    Dover High School
  • Vashon Roby                         Christiana High School
  • Kayla Schrader                     Polytech High School
  • Sara Wallace                         Milford High School

Awards for Trooper Youth Week 2018
Most Outstanding- Cadet John Goldman
(this cadet demonstrated a combination of initiative, leadership and teamwork throughout the week)
Core ValuesCadet Nicholas Cardamone
(this cadet best demonstrated the 7 Core Values of the Delaware State Police Academy: Honor, Integrity, Courage, Loyalty, Attitude, Discipline, and Service)
Selected as class speaker-John Goldman

Featured Remarks:
Robert M. Coupe – Secretary, Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. –
Superintendent, Delaware State Police
Department Commander MaryAnna Moderhak
Department of Delaware American Legion, Inc.

18 young men and women from across the State, that endured a weeklong training regimen which parallels much of what a Delaware State Trooper would undergo while attending the State Police Training Academy, were awarded their graduation certificates.This is the 47th year for Trooper Youth Week and without the sponsorship of the Delaware American Legion the program could not be possible.
In addition to the rigors of the daily physical fitness schedule, the cadets attended classes that ranged from crash investigation to evidence detection and fraud investigation. During the entire week the cadets took up residence at the academy to give them a better understanding about the profession of law enforcement and what it takes to become a police officer.
Dover – The Delaware State Police and The American Legion held Trooper Youth Week Graduation Ceremony Friday afternoon, June 29, 2018, at the Delaware State Police Training Academy in Dover Delaware.

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released 062918 2101



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