Justice Team qualifies for state competition

The San Benito High School (SBHS) SkillsUSA “4 Man Building Search Team” participated in the SkillsUSA Law Enforcement Building Search Competition held at South Padre Island, Texas. The team earned the second place finish after having competed against 46 building search teams from districts such as Brownsville, McAllen, La Grulla, Weslaco and Rio Grande City.

SBHS participated with two building search teams and one felony stop team at the event. Both building search teams made the top six, and the Justice Team was awarded the second place finish that qualified them for the SkillsUSA state competition. Though the team did not place at the state competition, the knowledge gathered and the camaraderie experienced was immeasurable.

The SBHS award-winning Justice Team includes, from left, Alejandro Cerda, Christopher James Valencia, Grace Faith Covarrubias, and Sarah Ashley Martinez. The students’ Law Enforcement teacher is Lizette M. Lucio.

The San Benito High School Law Enforcement, Justice Club bring together students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement; participation in club events reinforces the concepts of discipline, responsibility, accountability, and competition through the use of teamwork and dedication.