Twelve high school students will receive the Vocational Law Enforcement Achievement Award for their outstanding citizenship, achievement and scholarship.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward will present the awards to the students who are all enrolled in vocational law enforcement classes. The classes are taught by deputy sheriffs and are designed to develop a better understanding of the role of law enforcement in the community.More than 6,500 students have attended these classes, which have been taught since 1977.

Praising the students for their interest in law enforcement and for their exemplary records, Hayward challenged them to be "advocates of our strong community support of law enforcement."

Those receiving the awards are: Corbett Ford, Cottonwood; Travis J. Cook, Skyline; Bruce Antczak, Taylorsville; Ronald Hawker, Hillcrest; Shannon Adams, Bingham; Carter Fortune, Granite; Jeffrey J. Kubinski, Kearns; Orley E. Bills III, Jordan; Brad Myers Clark, Alta; Brett Petersen, Olympus; Gavin Brown, Brighton; and David K. Clegg, Cyprus.