June 16, 2009 |

Carrick HS grad applying for Secret Service position

Jennifer Haney

A Carrick High School graduate and La Roche College student could be starting her career in the Secret Service.

Jennifer Haney has been working with a recruiter for a position with the Uniform Division of the Secret Service. Here, she would be working in the first line of defense for the president. She could work at the White House, the Foreign Service or the Naval Observatory for the vice president.

Ms. Haney recently received word that she passed the third step of the application process. She is now working to schedule her polygraph test.

"I'm very excited but very nervous," she said.

Ms. Haney was interested in forensics during high school but wasn't sure if she wanted to go into the veterinary or forensics field. During summer 2004 and her junior year at Carrick, she participated in La Roche's CSI camp, a three-credit course designed for high school students entering his/her junior or senior year. Here the students investigated simulated crime scenes, analyzed biological and chemical evidence, solved a mock crime and presented their findings to an audience.

"The instructors were great," Ms. Haney said. "It was completely hands on. I would recommend it, because you learn so much and can decide when or if you want to do this."

When she came to La Roche, she majored in chemistry and forensics. However, she found that she liked the legal aspect of forensics and is now a criminal justice major with chemistry minor.

Ms. Haney has a sister Alyssa who is a freshman at Carrick. She is the daughter of Larry and Doris Haney of Mount Oliver.

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