Local Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Students Earn Florida Sheriffs Association Awards Scholarships

By Tamas Mondovics

Following its annual tradition, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) has proudly awarded scholarships to university students studying for a career in law enforcement, corrections, or another criminal justice field in the footsteps of their parents who are employees working full-time for a Florida Sheriff’s Office.

The Florida Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation made up of the Sheriffs of Florida.

Three of the 10 recipients (Zachary Raschke, Charles H. Keene and Chantrell Frazier) were students whose parents work for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

Raschke, a University of South Florida student, is the son of HCSO Detective Leonard Raschke. Zachary was active in student organizations as he was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and the National Spanish Honor Society. Zachary was the captain of his high school hockey team, the Bloomingdale High School Bulls, and was recognized for his outstanding academic and community performance. Zachary plans to earn a degree in criminology.

Keene, a Florida State University student, is the son of HCSO Detective Charles Keene. Charles, a former Plant High School student, was involved in the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, BETA National Club, the Best Buddies Program and SADD. Charles will be pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business before working toward a Juris Doctorate in Law.

Frazier, a Savannah State University student and a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate, is the daughter of Ayanna Kelly, a Hillsborough County Senior 911 Dispatcher. Chantrell was a member of her high school women’s basketball team as well as being a part of organizations like the Forensic Science Club, the Golden Key Honor Society, and the National Honor Society. Chantrell is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Forensic Science.

“I am very proud of these students for pursuing education for a career in law enforcement and criminal justice fields,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee.

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