Middle School Students Learn From FBI Special Agent
David Solis, a supervisory special agent for the FBI and father of Sara Solis '26 and Nicolas Solis '25, visited Westminster this week. Solis spoke with middle school students about different specializations within the FBI and the important role they each play within an investigation.
For example, one of the responsibilities of the Evidence Response Team (ERT), Solis explained, is to gather fingerprints from a crime scene using resources such as black fingerprint powder. After describing the unique aspects of our fingerprints to the students and how easily we can transfer them to everyday objects, the students were able to apply firsthand different techniques used to gather fingerprints. Our middle school science teachers, Mrs. De Witt and Mrs. Gordon, also guided the students through the appropriate steps for gathering fingerprints.
"It's important to teach our students that they can use science in everyday life and that science is used in the workforce as well and not just in the classroom. We want them to understand that science is a necessity in life," said Mrs. De Witt.