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CM Sophomore Ethan Bukovinsky Chosen to Represent the Western Pennsylvania Chapter in the FBINAA

Ethan and his family
Posted On: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

(Pictured: Ethan Bukovinsky and his family.)

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The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA), Western Pennsylvania Chapter, announced that the Chapter has selected one high school student  from the Western Pennsylvania area to attend the 22nd Annual Session of the FBINAA "Youth Leader ship Program," scheduled from June 24 to July 2, 2021.

Ethan Bukovinsky, a sophomore at Canon McMillan High School, was chosen to represent the Western Pennsylvania Chapter and is among only sixty high school students from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who will participate in this program.

Bukovinsky participates in the following activities: Student Council, Computer Science Club, Future Medical Professionals Club, Drama Club and is on the crew for the Fall and Spring Musicals.

Bukovinsky will stay with the other students near the FBI Academy, located in Quantico, Virginia. While taking courses at the Academy, they will receive instruction in the American system of Criminal Justice, Police Organization and Function, Criminal Law, and the structure and operation of our criminal courts, as well as leadership skills and personal development, to inc lude Ethics, Integrity and Decision Making.                                                                  

The group will tour the FBI Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., and meet the FBI Director. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to run the FBI and United States Marine Corps fitness endurance course called "Yellow Brick Road."                                        

At the end of the program, students will participate in a Graduation Ceremony that will be attended by their family and friends.

Ethan with Principal Crowley and three police officers receiving the awardEthan's father, Shawn Bukovinsky, is an FBI National Academy graduate and the Chief of Police for the Cecil Township Police Department.

The FBINAA is an international organization of senior law enforcement professionals who have graduated from the FBI National    Academy.

If there are any questions regarding this press conference, please contact Chief John R Phoennik of the South Fayette Township Police Department, 412 -221-2170 ext. 226 or jphoennik@sftwp.com

(Pictured from left to right - Principal Crowley, Chief John Phoennik of South Fayette Police, Lt. Brian Mckeown of Castle Shannon Police, Sophomore Ethan Bukovinsky and Lt. Kris Wagstaff of North Strabane Police.)

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