Waxahachie ISD Texas Public Service Association students competed in the TPSA Northeast Regional Conference on Feb. 7-8 in Rockwall, where three contending groups qualified for the state contest.

Texas Public Service Association serves students enrolled in CTE courses aligned with the law, public safety, corrections, and security career cluster. Participants enjoy the experience of applying classroom and laboratory lessons in hands-on activities and competitive events.

WISD Students Participants:

Crime Scene Investigation — Dylan Ihlenfeldt, Hayli Rodriguez, Katie Sias

Law Enforcement Report Writing — Payton Acker, Chaela Mchugh

Courtroom Opening Statements — Emilio Castro

Courtroom Closing Statements — Emilio Castro, Analilia Garcia

State Qualifiers:

Forensic Fiber Analysis — 1st Place, Julieta Gonzalez Analilia Garcia

Crime Scene Investigation Finger Print Collection & Analysis — 2nd Place, Maritza Salazar, Katie Sias, Hayli Rodriguez

Law Enforcement Traffic Stops — 2nd Place, Maritza Salazar, Julieta Gonzalez, Zaydee Schoneman

Students who qualified the TPSA state competition will travel to Galveston on April 26-28, 2020, to test their skills against competitors from across Texas. WISD proudly supports these students, teachers, and organizations.

For more information about TPSA events, contact Joe Herrera, jherrera@wisd.org, Darrin Ray dray@wisd.org, or Kristen Grace kgrace@wisd.org. They may also be reached at 972.923.4614.