Construction students help Camp Cadet step up its game

Published 11.05.2022

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The Penn College Construction Association partnered with Pennsylvania State Police this semester, creating two sets of custom cornhole boards and four awards for Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet’s second annual tournament next summer.

Cpl. Jennifer McMunn (right), representing the Pennsylvania State Police Office of Community Engagement, stops by the Carl Building Technologies Center on Friday to pick up student-crafted cornhole boards and award plaques for use at Camp Cadet. Also on hand are Barney A. Kahn IV, instructor of building construction technology and an adviser to the Penn College Construction Association, and PCCA President Lizeth V. Reyes-Becerra.Earning a big "Thank you" were those members who made it happen during their free time: Mason R. Condo, of State College; Henry G. Gaffey, of Wexford; Elliott K. Gmiter, of Gibsonia; John P. Kimport, of Camp Hill; Corbin R. Moore, of Manheim; Chris S. Rarick, of Allentown; and Lizeth V. Reyes-Becerra, of Erie.

Rarick is pursuing an associate degree in building construction technology; the others are enrolled in the four-year residential construction technology & management major.

"I'm really happy this project was a success and I hope this becomes an annual collaboration with the Lycoming County Camp Cadet Program," said Reyes-Becerra, president of PCCA. "It would be interesting to see how the designs for the cornhole boards and awards evolve throughout the years."

PCCA is a student organization open to all majors. Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to email Gaffey, the club's secretary.

Camp Cadet, structured similarly to a police academy, aims to introduce its young participants to opportunities in the criminal justice field and to establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel.

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