Police cadets graduated Friday from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

Gov. Tom Corbett announced that 100 men and woman joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation.

"Today these State Police graduates join the ranks of their fellow troopers who put their lives on the line each and every day to help keep Pennsylvania safe. I am grateful for their commitment to service" Corbett stated.

The ceremony was held at Central Dauphin High School, where Corbett spoke. Commissioner Frank Noonan also made additional remarks. 

Cadet Stephen  H. Randolph, Jr., of Reading, Berks County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class.

Cadet Justin R. Albert is named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Local graduates were:

Troop L, Reading, Berks County

Morgan A. Bright, Reading, Berks County

Brian D. Cipko, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County

Christopher R. Higdon, Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County

Andrew F. Mylet, Wapwallopen, Luzerne County

Benjamin J. Toth, Palmyra, Lebanon County

Michael T. Wyberski, Dallas, Luzerne County

Troop M, Bethlehem, Northampton County

Bryan B. Billger, Allentown, Lehigh County

Michael J. Borrero, Roseto, Northampton County

Robert R. Griffin, Jr., Bethlehem, Northampton County

Aaron J. Hosier, Harding, Luzerne County

Brandon L. Jimmerson, Nanticoke, Luzerne County

Mark A. Kirby, Carbondale, Lackawanna County

Brian C. Konopka, Bethlehem, Northampton County

Edwin Leon, Bethlehem, Northampton County

David W. Lindquist, Jr., Susquehanna, Susquehanna County

Allen R. O'Hara, Perkasie, Bucks County