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Criminal justice club starts annual fundraiser

Daniella Moreno
Kallina Rodriguez sold 60 chocolate bars for $2 each to support the criminal justice club.

The Criminal justice club is selling chocolate bars everyday until October 15. The chocolate will be sold for $2 in room 268, or they can be bought from a student with a white box. 

“I think it can help the club because we can go to competitions, and get supplies,” Criminal justice club president junior Kallina Rodriguez said. 

The fundraiser will help pay for the club’s entrance fee to the SkillsUSA competition in the spring. The competition will consist of specific tasks to law enforcement such as building searches, traffic stops and performing CPR/first aid.

“My goal for the club this year is to raise enough funds to where we can take at least half the people [to competition] who are in the club,” Rodriguez said. “I think it’s important to understand, and get a feel for what it could be like.”

The club meets on the last Thursday of every month, after school, in room A268. But new meetings are announced on homeroom slides. At a typical club meeting, members will practice one of the components of the competition. Although, the first meeting, a couple weeks ago, really surprised the older members of the club. 

“There was a really good turnout, and everyone seemed really interested,” Rodriguez said. “Luckily many of them were freshman and sophomores, so underclassmen who can be in the club for years to come, and potentially bring in other sophomores and freshmen.” 

Last spring, eight members attended the competition for building searches but none advanced. Nevertheless Rodriguez believes the competition was the highlight of the club last year, especially since they were able to get feedback from law enforcement officials. 

“It was fun,” Rodriguez said. “I think the feedback from the SWAT members was interesting, and really useful for the new members this year.”

Criminal justice club teacher sponsor Fugi Navarro said he believed the highlight of the club was when the competition was over and the team went out for a meal together. Although, this year he wants the club to advance and just have fun. 

“I love the turnout this year. I love the energy, lots of kids repeating,” Navarro said. “They’re staying here for two or three years and they’re having fun.”

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Daniella Moreno
Daniella Moreno, Editor
Dany Moreno is a junior and in her free time she reads books non-stop. She is also in the Criminal Justice Club, Book Club, Leo Club and Debate, and holds leadership positions in those clubs.
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