Sixteen Lufkin High School students are heading to state competition in Criminal Justice in April. According to Johnnie Shepherd, criminal justice teacher, this was a year of firsts.

“We had the first all female SWAT team,” he said, “first all male building search team, first to medal in all four branches of Criminal Justice and the first year every competitor is going to state whether in one event or both of their events.”

The following students were recognized at the March school board meeting:

Sarah Edwards

Rose Curiel

Samantha Naramore

Anastasia Ramos

Johnathan Llanas, III

James Pittman

Bryce Sulser

Anahi Alvarado

Paige Ward

Ashley Guedea-Castano

Natalie Padilla

Kendrick Butler, Jr.

Oscar Garcia

Charles Moye

Ethan Branch

Andrew Rhymes