This is INCREDIBLY cool.  Daviess County High School sophomore Owen Krahwinkel just spent eight days in Quantico, Virginia.  He was selected to participate in a program with the FBI.

Photo from DCPS

Owen E. Krahwinkel gets his fascination and love of law enforcement honest.  He's the son of Edward and Jodi Krahwinkel of Owensboro.  Ed, of course,  is a lieutenant at the Owensboro Police Department and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy for police executives.

This was the 18th session of the FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program.  YLP attendees, ranging in age from 14 to 16 years of age, must be nominated to attend.  Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and excellent character, and have above average grades. Candidates submit a written essay and must pass an oral interview with three police chiefs from across the state serving on the selection panel as part of the application process. The FBINAA then selects eligible individuals from the nominations and appoints them to attend the one-week program. This year, 52 students from domestic chapters, five from international chapters of the association and three from the sister organizations were in attendance.

Owen, 15, is a sophomore at Daviess County High School, where he serves as a representative on the Student Council and is a member of the DCHS academic team. He was a freshman member of EmergeNext at the Wendell Ford Government Education Center and will continue in the Statesmanship Academy as a sophomore. He is also on the varsity swim team at DCHS and swims competitively with the Owensboro Marlins.