WBTB Programs News
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 Children of Law Enforcement Scholarship Winners
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB) is pleased to announce the winner of its 2012 Law Enforcement Children’s Scholarship is Chandler Shea Jennings from Seaside, California. Chandler will be graduating from Monterey High School and will be attending University of California, Santa Barbara in the Fall to study Biology with an emphasis in Marine Sciences. She is the daughter of a California Highway Patrol Lieutenant. She has volunteered over 500 hours at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is a Varsity athlete in cross country, soccer, and track & field, all while maintaining a 4.33 overall GPA.
We are also pleased to announce the scholarship award for this year’s second place winner, Allie Beth Carpenter, of Decaturville, TN. Allie is the daughter of a Special Agent – Criminal Investigator with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and will be attending Freed Hardeman University in the fall studying Forensic Accounting. In addition to her volunteer work with many local community service organizations, Allie is a Varsity athlete in golf and soft ball and maintained an overall GPA of 4.15. Chandler and Allie are both outstanding young women with very bright futures. Wives Behind the Badge is proud to be able to help them achieve their educational goals and we look forward to seeing what their futures hold. The Wives Behind the Badge Law Enforcement Children’s Scholarship is offered every year to the dependent children of law enforcement officers. Scholarships are awarded based on the scholastic achievement, character, and community service of the applicant. To learn more about the WBTB scholarship program, please visit http://
2011 Law Enforcement Spouses’ Scholarship Winner
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is pleased to announce the winner of our 2011 Law Enforcement Spouses’ Scholarship is Alexis Davis of Mattawan, Michigan. Alexis is a student at Lewis University and is working towards her Master of Science in Public Safety Administration. Alexis is the wife of Brandon Davis, a Trooper with the Michigan State Police, a proud mother of two, and a current employee of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. She is active in her community and was also named Dispatcher of the Year for 2008 in Eaton County. Read More
Introducing: Blue Line Kids
We are excited to announce the official launch of our new program for law enforcement children – Blue Line Kids. The new program, under the leadership of Children’s Programs Coordinator Brandon Pekarek, offers support forums, contests, activities, and assistance to law enforcement children of all ages. With the official launch of the new program, we now proudly offer support venues specifically geared toward all members of the law enforcement family and further demonstrate our dedication to our motto – “One Family. One Vision. One Badge.” Blue Line Kids would also like to thank WBTB Blog Coordinator, Joy Kuoha, for creating our beautiful new logo. The artwork will be featured on the new Blue Line Kids apparel items available through WBTB’s shop.
Introducing: Families Behind the Badge
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of a new online support forum called Families Behind the Badge. FBTB is designed to offer the support our main WBTB forums offer to the extended family members of law enforcement officers. All family members are welcome – parents, grandparents, siblings, children (over the age of 18), cousins, etc. And just like our current forums, verified membership will be an option! We are also excited to announce the staff line-up for Families Behind the Badge: Jessie Le Boeuf – As our current Director of Web Services, Jessie handles the technical maintenance and set-up for our online forums and website. Read More
Congratulations to the 2011 Law Enforcement Children’s Scholarship Winners
In his scholarship essay, Daniel wrote, “I have learned from my dad that having personal integrity is one of the most important things in life…Through my dad, I discovered that it does not matter what your circumstances are, that as long as you are honest and do your best, you can overcome any obstacle.” We can confidently say Daniel has proven his integrity and determination. He is a true inspiration to all of us at Wives Behind the Badge and is a true testament to the amazing upbringing his parents provided him.
The runner-up and second prize winner for the 2011 Law Enforcement Children’s Scholarship is Jessica DeChamplain of Madera, California. Jessica is the daughter of a California Highway Patrol Sergeant and will be attending The Master’s College in the Fall to study Education and Biblical Studies. In addition to her volunteer work with many local community service organizations, Jessica maintains an overall GPA of 4.07.
The appreciation and admiration Jessica has for her father was evident in her scholarship essay. She wrote, “I have to have an immense faith in God that He will protect my dad while he’s working…I’m thankful for each day I get with him in my life, for each memory we’ve made, and for each time he comes home safely. The fact that I can never be sure if he’ll make it home motivates me even more to appreciate the little things in life.” We are extremely impressed by Jessica’s maturity and strength as the child of a law enforcement officer. She is an outstanding young lady and we are excited to see what her future holds. Her hard work in school and her community shows how much her parents have influenced her life.
The Board of Directors, Staff, and Members of Wives Behind the Badge offer their sincerest congratulations to Daniel and Jessica! The other finalists for this year’s scholarship – Illissa Mestas and December Rutledge – were amazing candidates, which made the final decision difficult. We wish our finalists, and all of our applicants this year, the best of luck in their higher education and beyond.
We’d also like to express our gratitude to the amazing volunteers on our Scholarship Committee! Thank you to Nichi Hinch, Mary Bispham, Jack Holder, CHP Officer Corde Spencer, CHP Officer Brian Bispham, Rose Winick, Amanda Pekarek, and Fresno Police Officer Jordan Beckford!
2010 Scholarship Winner
Wives Behind The Badge is pleased to announce the winner of its 2010 Scholarship is Geri Sundstrom from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She received $1000 to help with her tuition at an accredited four-year university.
Geri is a 4.0 student at Preble High, and she’s actively involved in numerous extra curricular activities and community service projects. This, and the tremendous strength of character and maturity she has shown through personal hardships, were defining factors in her selection. She will be attending St. Norbert College, where she will be majoring in Art and Anthropology, and minoring in Fine Arts and Business. After graduation, she hopes to work in the Peace Corps, attend graduate school, and ultimately own her own art gallery.
For more information about Geri, and to learn about the Wives Behind The Badge scholarship program, please visit http://www.wivesbehindthebadge.org/police-families-children-scholarships.html
2009 Scholarship Winner
A big congratulations to the winner of WBTB’s first scholarship award, Amberly Messier! Amberly is from Narragansett, RI. She is the daughter of Diane and Leo Messier, retired Captain of the Rhode Island State Police.
Amberly is a great student with a 4.0 GPA, membership in the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Student Council, and varsity letters in Cheerleading, Lacrosse, and Cross-Country. She has also participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina with Habitat For Humanity, and has traveled to the Dominican Republic as a church missionary to provide aid to an orphanage for handicapped and disabled children. She is a junior board member for the Katie DeCubellis Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and substance abuse. She was also first runner-up in the 2009 Miss Rhode Island Teen USA Pageant, and is currently Miss Teen Rhode Island World.
Amberly will be attending Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, where she was accepted into the highly respected Pell Scholar’s Honors Program. We wish Amberly best of luck in all her future endeavors! Congratulations!
For more information on the WBTB Scholarship program, visit the Wives Behind The Badge scholarship page.