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Sheriff’s Rising Stars Leadership Academy Graduation:
- HCSO's Community Outreach Division, in conjunction with members of the HCSO Training Division, Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County School District
On Monday, June 10, 2013, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office commenced their fourth-annual Sheriff’s Rising Stars Leadership Academy. The mission of the program is to provide a leadership course that enables each student to be exposed to principles that will enhance their ability to be a successful and responsible citizen. One eligible student was selected to represent each public high school in Hillsborough County.
The week-long leadership course will culminate in an awards ceremony for the participants and their families today at 3:00 p.m. at the Falkenburg Road Jail Administrative Building located at 520 North Falkenburg Road. Keynote speaker at the graduation will be Army CW3 Romy Camargo, a soldier paralyzed from the neck down after being shot by a sniper during his third tour in Afghanistan in 2008. A scholarship award will be provided to students who continue to meet eligibility requirements, along with a new laptop.
Our vision is for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to become a community leader in developing and rewarding successful students by enhancing their ability to become productive citizens.