I had an idea that I wanted to go to college and major in Criminal Justice with a minor in forensics, but I wasn’t positive it was what I wanted to do until I took a ROP forensics class in high school. My teacher saw my interest and supported me all the way through the semester, even nominating me for an ROP scholarship which I had the pleasure of receiving. I attended a ceremony where I received the scholarship and a certificate, and was featured in the local newspaper (seen above). It felt amazing to be recognized for all my passion and my hard work.Mock trials, crime scene investigating, and scientific evidence were the things that kept me inspired to pursue a career as a detective. The idea that I can help the population by using my knowledge to produce justice was an intriguing one.I always knew I loved helping others and always knew I loved science. That class, putting my knowledge and skills to the test, helped me see that I could do what I love and that I belong in the Criminal Justice field.