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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Pittsburgh students recently received recognition from the FBI.
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.
#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.”
The students who were admitted to the program will travel to the FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia in June.