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Applications now available for criminal justice program 

Kent ISD — Current sophomores and juniors interested in the Kent Career Tech Center’s criminal justice program have until March 6 to turn in their application.

The application includes two essay questions; interested students must also have a school counselor submit an enrollment request on their behalf and include five references with their application. 

The criminal justice program is designed for students who are interested in law enforcement, criminal science investigation, emergency response, legal service and dispatching. The program features instruction in the basics of criminal justice, investigations and law enforcement and connects students with professionals in the field. College credits and student certifications also are available. 

Interested students should be going into 11th or 12th grade for the 2024-25 school year. For more information about the program, visit the Kent Career Tech Center website.

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Joanne Bailey-Boorsma
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma is a reporter covering Kent ISD, Godwin Heights, Kelloggsville, Forest Hills and Comstock Park. The salutatorian for the Hartland Public Schools class of 1985, she changed her colors from blue and maize to green and white by attending Michigan State University, where she majored in journalism. Joanne moved to the Grand Rapids area in 1989, where she started her journalism career at the Advance Newspapers. She later became the editor for On-the-Town magazine, a local arts and entertainment publication. Her eldest daughter is a nurse, working in Holland, and her youngest attends Oakland University. Both are graduates from Byron Center High School. She is a volunteer for the Van Singel Fine Arts Advisory Board and the Kent District Library. In her free time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, checking out local theater and keeping up with all the exchange students they have hosted through the years. Read Joanne's full bio


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