Kathleen Donlin-Smith and Holly Donlin-Smith, 18-year-old twins from Penfield, have been members of two Law Enforcement Explorers posts.
The two spent three years with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office with post adviser Deputy Andy Hildreth and a year with the Brighton Police Department with post adviser investigator Timothy Karch.
Each was recently awarded the Law Enforcement Explorer’s Career Achievement Award, the BPD Explorer of the Year Award and the National Presidential Volunteer Service Silver Medal, in recognition of their community service efforts.
In September, they were each awarded an NTIA-Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to two Law Enforcement Explorers nationally on the basis of academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and personal essays about the role of technology in 21st Century Law Enforcement.
Presently, Kathleen is a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in justice, law and criminology, and Holly is a freshman at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, double majoring in criminal justice and sociology.
For more information, visit exploring.learningforlife.org.