PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local student is getting the opportunity of a lifetime.
She’s heading to the FBI academy in Virginia for some special training.
Jessica Lott still has a couple more years before she graduates from Pine-Richland High School, but she is already thinking about her future.
“I want to go into the business field and marketing,” Lott said.
She wants to be a leader in those areas someday and an award she just won will help with that.
Lott was just presented with a Reward of Achievement from the FBI National Academy of Associates.
In June, she’ll travel to Quantico, Virginia and spend eight days at the FBI academy.
“I think it’s going to be really hard just because it’s going to be new, but I’m really looking forward to it because there’s going to be so many opportunities that will come from it,” she said.
“She’ll be exposed to classrooms, physical fitness, lectures, and learn about leadership within the FBI,” FBI Special Agent Brad Orsini said.
“I think she’s a great choice. I think she’s going to have a blast down there and I think just based on her background, she’s going to use this to the best of her ability, especially going forward when she goes onto college,” Lt. David Lane, of the FBI National Academy Associates, said.
Lott will be one of 60 students attending this year’s leadership conference. Her older sister received the same honor four years ago.
“I know she loved it. She enjoyed every part of it. She learned so much and she’s a very successful person, so I hope that I can be as successful,” Lott said.
FBI agents, who interviewed her during the application process, have high hopes she will do great.
“I think it’s a great career enhancing opportunity for her to go and meet kids from across the nation in a similar position,” Orsini said.