SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury teen Gino Evangelous was accepted to and attended intensive Student Trooper learning program at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree.
Evangelous, 16, is currently an honor roll student athlete in 10th grade at Worcester Academy. He is a disciplined student, hockey player, lacrosse player and golfer.
Evangelous attended and then graduated the long weekend student trooper program, which accepts approximately 100 students from the state. It was held on Aug. 19.
This intensive and demanding program for students offers vigorous physical training as well as exposure to the job and training of the police officers.
Students are expected to wake up at 5:30 a.m. and finish their day at 10 p.m. They gain hands-on classroom experience on topics such including first aid, CPR, criminal law, internet safety, safe driving, leadership and more. Students that graduate from this program learn lessons that serve them for years to come.
The students are challenged both physically and mentally both as individuals and as a team, resulting in a huge accomplishment for the participants. It also fosters a relationship between the youth and the active police in their community.
Parents Cindy and Ted Evangelous are extremely proud of their son for completing this great accomplishment.