Amber Sims is a senior from Pennridge High School enrolled in Mr. Joel Ritter’s Law Enforcement & Police Science program at UBCTS. Amber has excelled each year since she enrolled as a freshman, named Officer in Charge her first year in the program, and Quartermaster every year since. Amber has received certifications through OSHA, the National Incident Management System, and CPR & First Aid.
Always willing to go the extra mile, Amber has volunteered at numerous UBCTS functions interacting with guests, providing information to visitors, giving student tours, and even directing traffic. She is a National Technical Honor Society member and has earned First Honors each marking period at UBCTS. Amber has been an active member of SkillsUSA, first competing as a sophomore in the Technical Math district competition and earning a silver medal at Districts last year in Extemporaneous Speaking. This year, Amber will be recognized through SkillsUSA District 11 as a recipient of the Elmer Gates Enterprise Award.
In addition to the success that Amber has found at UBCTS, she has excelled at Pennridge High School. Amber is currently ranked number one in her graduating class, which is a testament to her work ethic, intelligence, and dedication. Field hockey has also been a focal point of Amber’s high school career, earning her a place on the All-State Academic Team and the ability to continue to compete at the college level.
In the fall, Amber will attend Gwynedd Mercy University on a full academic scholarship. During her senior year, she will major in Criminal Justice. She will receive six months of training for her Act 120 Certification to be eligible for the Police Academy and Civil Service Exam. Amber plans to begin her career of service as a Police Officer to become a Criminal Analyst.