More than 55 Sussex Technical High School criminal justice and legal support services students were recently honored for earning professional-level certifications in their field.

The certifications give Sussex Tech’s students a boost in their careers, allow them to get a job directly out of high school or prepare them for future education or training in their chosen fields.

Seniors in the program completed a 40-hour training course and certification to become public safety telecommunicators or call-takers and dispatchers who work in 911 centers. The certification, from the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International, covers the basic skills, knowledge and abilities that every public safety telecommunicator needs in this critical field.

Seniors who completed this certification include Brittany Hall and McKenna Longo, of Bridgeville; Garrett Smith, of Ellendale; Katasia Horsey, Hannah Riale and Rachel Rohman, of Georgetown; Michelle Clark, of Greenwood; Sierra Webb, of Lincoln; Marisol Azar, Diamond Channels, Logan Dorey, Emily McDonald, Meera Pandya, Haley Tingle and Noah Wharton, of Millsboro; Mi’Cah Shelton, of Milton; Hayley Wilson, of Nassau; Jenna Beard, Colleen Cosbey, Braydan Graham and Brandon Johnson, of Seaford; and Arielle Parker, of Selbyville.

Juniors in the program completed a 135-hour, one-semester course and certification to become paralegals. The Paralegal Professional Certificate issued by Sussex Tech helps students and entry-level professionals get a foot in the door of the legal profession, and is used as an exit exam for the school’s legal support services program, demonstrating commitment and aptitude for success in the legal workplace.

Juniors who completed this certification include Jose Ibarra-Vazque, of Blades; Cody Coleman and Anthony Guox-Chun, of Bridgeville; Justin Gulab, Precious Jackson-Powell, and Patrick McCabe, of Dagsboro; Sharnaé Harmon, of Ellendale; Arian Elvira Abirached, of Frankford; Caleb Bradley, of Georgetown; Zoe Quevedo of Harrington; Rachel Ellis, Alexi Humphrey, Justin Orellana, Tyler Terry and Trevor Whitlock, of Laurel; Noah Hickman, of Lincoln; Caroline Carter, of Milford; Jasmine Cummings, Jadaya Strand and Kyle Twilley, of Millsboro; Bethany Schroeder, of Ocean View; Ciera Benjamin, Allen Clendaniel, William Clouser, Cameron Drace, Ta'Nijah Fleetwood-Jacobs, Jordan Jarmon, Tyrese Jenkins, Erin Kimbler, Nazhae Washington and Ciara Wilson, of Seaford; and Hunter Williams, of Selbyville.