PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Pittsburgh students recently received recognition from the FBI.READ MORE: Jeep Catches Fire After Crashing Into Pole On Saw Mill Run Boulevard
Zachary DeWick, a sophomore at Pine Richland High School and Gavin Watkins, a junior at South Fayette High School are among only 60 students across the nation, Canada and Puerto Rico selected to participate in the 22nd Annual FBI Youth Leadership Academy.
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#FBI Pittsburgh congratulates 2 local students selected to spend a week at FBI headquarters in Quantico as part of the Annual FBI Youth Leadership Academy. Zachary DeWick is a sophomore at Pine Richland HS and Gavin Watkins is a junior at South Fayette HS. pic.twitter.com/IYdel4UfdB
— FBI Pittsburgh (@FBIPittsburgh) April 19, 2019
The week-long summer program lets students learn what agents do.
“I’m really excited because I have tried the past two years and I didn’t get in, but I was just really happy when I did get in this year,” said Gavin Watkins. “I hope to definitely work on my leadership skills and I hope to make a couple friendships along the way.”MORE NEWS: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man For Robbing Kay Jewelers At Tanger Outlets
The students who were admitted to the program will travel to the FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia in June.