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Police Officer Believes in Value of Catholic Educationyovan Cardenas

 Police officer Yovan Cardenas received what most young people would ever want from their education: fun and inspiration. 

Cardenas, Denison native and member of the City of Denison Police Department, attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School through sixth grade.

 “My Catholic education was full of fun activities, like Star Wars themed week,” fondly recalls Officer Cardenas, who says he enjoyed sixth grade, especially his classmates.

 Add to his experience the strong religious component of a Catholic education and Cardenas says he definitely received a well-rounded preparation for his life today.

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