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For Immediate Release

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March 02, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
United States Marshals Service Provides Opportunities for Albuquerque High School Students

Albuquerque, NM - On March 2, 2011, the Albuquerque office of the United States Marshals Service hosted students from local high schools in conjunction with the Junior Achievement Worldwide. Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and help strengthen their communities.

Three students from Highland High School and two students from Rio Grande High School were assigned to Deputies at the Pete V. Domenici Federal Court House in Downtown Albuquerque. The students observed the Deputies perform their normal daily activities like office work, prisoner productions in federal court and managerial activities. All of the students were given opportunities to ask questions and get a glimpse of the broad mission of the United States Marshals Service. The United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad Candelaria spent time with students answering questions and providing information on his presidential appointment. Students were also able to meet with the Chief Deputy Michael Ferstl who provided them with a history of the Marshals Service.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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