25 finish 8th Cycle Corrections Academy

Police cadet Daniel Kaipat is class valedictorian, Larry Sebaklim is class salutatorian

The 25 members of the 8th Cycle Corrections Academy during their graduation at the Fiesta Resort & Spa’s Hibiscus Hall Wednesday afternoon. (DOC)

Twenty-five cadets graduated from the 8th Cycle Corrections Academy during a ceremony held at the Fiesta Resort & Spa’s Hibiscus Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Department of Corrections Commissioner Vincent S. Attao presented the graduates with certificates and awards.

Daniel Kirby Kaipat, 24, a graduate of Kagman High School, emerged as class valedictorian. He and Mark John Cruzat joined the academy as police cadets.

Larry Jay D. Sebaklim came out as the class salutatorian.

Alfonso L. Taitano was awarded most physically fit, Kristy P. Leon Guerrero received the most physically improved award, and Derek Chen was named the top gun.

Ryned E. Marcil received the unsung hero award, class commander Dreana T. Rabauliman got the governor’s leadership award, and Frankie A. Ramangmou Jr. was given the Vicente T. Seman award.

The graduates underwent five and a half months of training.

The other new Corrections officers are Ludale Atinisom Camacho, Millicent Taitano Odoshi, Kayona Indalecio Takami, Daniel Luzama Cruz, Mario Rios Cudiamat, Marlon Concepcion Marquez, Brendon Atalig Manglona, Pius Rios Yaroitemal Jr., Patrick Ingereklii Dowai Jr., Julian Ezra Igisaiar Jr., Eddie Francisco Demei, Nick Kanha Wally, Alvin Joshua Mikel Nepaial, Keola Joseph Somorang Nekaifes, Rainier Relado Deleon Guerrero, and Richard Castro Norita.

Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio swore in the new Corrections officers.

At present, DOC has 92 seasoned officers, including the commissioner and nine civilian employees.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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