Mains Elementary School students assisted the El Centro Sector Horse Patrol Unit last year by naming the newly acquired mustang “Trojan” after the school’s mascot.
Mains students had the opportunity to pet Trojan and meet agents in the horse patrol unit.
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“The El Centro Sector Border Patrol welcomes the opportunity to recognize and support educational achievements such as these,” Calhoon wrote in a release. “We congratulate the Mains Elementary staff and wish them success in next year’s testing.”
Trojan was adopted as part of the Border Patrol’s Noble Mustang program in which the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Correction work together to train the wild mustangs. The program, which was launched in 2007, is also part of inmate rehabilitation at the Carson City, Nev., correctional institution where inmates help train them.
Mains Principal Lizeth Lopez thanked Calhoon for presenting the school with a congratulatory certificate and on behalf of the school thanked “the wonderful men and women who keep our country safe each and every day. You have a wonderful team working with Trojan and we know he is in good hands.”
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