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Oceanside student accepted to FBI youth academy

Apr 09, 2020
Jacob Carroll

Owls Head — Oceanside High School student Jacob Carroll has been accepted to the 2020 Youth Leadership Program at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Carroll is a sophomore at Oceanside and is in the school’s STEM Academy program.

The selection process for the Youth Leadership Program is very difficult, including both a written application process and an in-person interview with a panel of experts, Oceanside reported in its newsletter.

There are two ways that a student can be chosen to attend this program. They can apply through their regional FBI National Academy Associate, which chooses only one student in New England. Or, through the national organization FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Administration, which also only chooses one student in the whole nation to represent them.

Carroll had the honor of being chosen by FBI LEEDA out of hundreds of applicants. Each year, the Youth Leadership Program accepts only 60 students, ages 14 to 16, from across the world. In addition, He will receive a $1,000 award towards his further education.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, he will have to wait and attend the program in 2021.

"Please join us in celebrating this great young man, his many accomplishments and hard work, and this great honor he has earned. As FBI-LEEDA stated in their letter of acceptance, “The abilities and leadership you have exhibited reflect greatly on you, your family, and community," the newsletter stated.

He is the son of Heidi and Tim Carroll.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Angela Johnson | Apr 09, 2020 22:38

Congratulations Jacob! So proud of you!

Posted by: Kathryn Fogg | Apr 09, 2020 21:25

Quite an honor.  It would be interesting to hear more about the program.


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