Clarion University students Josh Wiskeman and Nick Schmader were among 90 cadets to graduate from the State Trooper Academy Sept. 8 in Harrisburg. The ceremony marked the culmination of 27 weeks of classroom and physical training and brings to 21 the number of Clarion students who have become state troopers.
Wiskeman, of Leechburg, will graduate from Clarion in December with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice administration. He received two awards during graduation from the State Trooper Academy: the American Legion Award for integrity, discipline and ethics, and the Colonel Ronald L. Sharpe Award for leadership. It is rare for one student to receive both awards. He has been assigned to Troop B, Uniontown.
Schmader, of Leeper, graduated in 2014 with an Associate of Science in criminal justice. He has been assigned to Troop E, Franklin.