LHS Law Club excels in First Year


This year students in Lockhart High School’s law pathway organized the Law & Public Service Club and began competing with SkillsUSA. Students excelled in their first year of competition with all 8 competing members receiving recognition for their respective Criminal Justice Job Display projects at the District 10 Competition in Hutto in February.

Teams Savannah Torres and Adam Gonzalez (Stop the Bleed project), Beth Key and Danya Pineda-Cantera (Vehicle Traffic Stop project) received District Excellent honors, while teams Ximena Contrera and Robert Morton (Proper Handcuffing Procedures) Jessica Therrien and Leah Davenport(Field Sobriety Testing) earned State Qualifying honors.

Students were then recognized at the March Lockhart ISD School Board meeting for their achievements.

State Qualifying teams then competed at the SkillsUSA State Conference in Corpus Christi April 4-6 and once again received top honors. Team of Ximena Contreras and Robert Morton as well as the team of Jessica Therrien and Leah Davenport received State Superior recognition for the Job Display Projects. Teams not only received State Superior Blue Ribbons, but they also received plaques as a team.

Throughout the year, students have trained in their law class with their law teacher Judge Raymond D. De Leon, retired Justice of the Peace; as well as with local law enforcement and private security personnel.

“Our LPS/SkillsUSA students have set the bar high in our first year competing and we hope to continue our success in the years to come!” shared club advisor, Judge Raymond D. De Leon.


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