Joshua Hartle of Pleasant View, age 16, graduated from the Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy on Saturday, June 16 in Golden, Colo. The CSP Youth Academy is for high school students between the ages of 16 and 18, and is designed to assist in the development of future leaders in the state of Colorado. The focus of the Youth Academy is on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. Cadets become familiar with the basic elements of the Academy through a demanding daily training schedule. The training include Team Building and Leadership; Ethics and Law Enforcement Driving; Firearm Safety and Familiarization; Police Communications Procedures; and History and Philosophy of the Colorado State Patrol. Cadet selection is based on an application and interview process; Joshua was one of 58 students chosen to participate. He is home-schooled and plays high school baseball for Dolores High School. Joshua is the son of Pastor Scott and Tracy Hartle, and will be going into the 11th grade in the upcoming school year.