Milton Hershey School Students Excel in Crime Scene Investigation
Milton Hershey School students in the Law, Public Safety, and Security pathway as a part of the school’s Career and Technical Education program participated in a Crime Scene Investigation competition through SkillsUSA at both the district and state levels. The three-student team, consisting of MHS sophomores, Jasmine Cheatham and Janiya Whitted, and MHS senior, Nyani Coleman, won the district competition using the skills they learned through their career pathway and went on to place second in the state.
As part of the competition, teams were directed to a staged crime scene and asked to facilitate a legal search, including the collection and removal of evidence. They lifted a fingerprint from a piece of evidence, drew a sketch of the crime scene, and marked their evidence appropriately—using techniques and skills that real crime scene investigators use every day.
“This success showed me that anything is possible when you put the time and effort into it,” shared Jasmine Cheatham, MHS sophomore. “This competition showed me that if you’re determined and you persevere it pays off in the long run.”
Competitions like this allow MHS students to gain hands-on experience in their chosen career fields ahead of their graduation from high school. MHS works diligently to help all students develop the skills necessary to succeed in post-graduate life and their future careers.