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Spa City police present $500 scholarship

The Saratoga Springs Police Lieutenants PBA announced that Ronnie Gardner of Saratoga Springs was awarded the 2010 Saratoga Springs Police Lieutenants Criminal Justice Scholarship.

The Saratoga Springs Police Lieutenants established a $500 scholarship in 2009 to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who intends to major in Criminal Justice in college.

Gardner will graduate from Saratoga Springs High School on June 24 and plans to major in Criminal Justice at Adirondack Community College this fall. She has completed an internship at the Saratoga Town Court and has volunteered with a number of organizations, including the Head Start Program, the March of Dimes and the Walk for Alzheimers. She has also completed the Criminal Justice Program at the Saratoga/Warren/Washington County BOCES.

We are very happy to announce Ronnie as this years recipient. It is an honor for my fellow Lieutenant's and I to assist a young person in some small way as they begin their college experience, said Saratoga Springs Police Lieutenant's PBA President Greg Veitch. "The Lieutenants recognize that organizations in all areas of the criminal justice system need dedicated young men and women with a willingness to serve the public. By partnering with local school districts, the hope is that exceptional young men and women from Saratoga Springs will consider careers serving the public in the field of criminal justice."

David Foldi, Criminal Justice Studies Coordinator at the Donlad F. Myers Education Center on Henning Road said, "We are happy to partner with the Saratoga Springs Police Lieutenants in encouraging our students to further their education and consider a career in criminal justice."

The Lieutenants presented Gardner with the scholarship on Wednesday June 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Room in Saratoga Springs City Hall.

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