Frenship student chosen to attend prestigious FBI leadership pro - FOX34 Lubbock

Frenship student selected to attend prestigious FBI leadership program

LUBBOCK, Texas -

Alexa Conner is one of only 60 students in the nation chosen to attend the 21st session of the FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program.

"I've always kind of seen myself with a law enforcement future," she said.

Lubbock ISD Police Chief Jody Scifres was on the selection committee. He said it is a highly competitive process.

"They had to submit an application, their academics had to be in good standing, they have to be physically fit obviously," Scifres said.

Alexa credits her good grades and community involvement for helping to get her selected.

"I think that helped a lot as far as me standing out," she said.

The sophomore student will spend eight days in Quantico, Virginia. The program consists of classes, guest lectures, physical challenges and leadership experiences.

"I'm just really excited to learn more about what my future might be and just what law enforcement is," Alexa said.

A passion for law enforcement runs in the family, as Alexa's father, Greg, is a former police officer.

"It might even be emotional when you get there, to see that she's going to be sitting in the same chairs and going to the same classes ... that I did 22 years ago," Greg Conner said.

Lubbock's Interim Police Chief Jerry Brewer said Alexa's selection makes him optimistic for the next generation of law enforcement.

"Eventually they're going to be leaders in this community," Brewer said, "and we want our community to be in a safe productive environment. Having representatives such as Alexa out there speaks so highly of this community."

Alexa wants to become a special agent with an expertise in psychology, she said. She is expected to graduate from the program on June 28.


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