Brawley student names new Border Patrol Mustang

Brawley student names new Border Patrol Mustang

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BRAWLEY - The newest member of the El Centro Sector Border Patrol was introduced today.

We're talking about the department's new mustang.

The 4 year old horse was introduced at Phil Swing Elementary in Brawley early morning on Friday.

As part as the Border Patrol's "Horse-Naming Program", students at the school had the opportunity to pick the mustang's name.

10 out of Swing Elementary's 765 students were finalists but the winner was 8 year-old Mino Chavez.

He picked the name "Storm" and as long as "Storm" forms part of the Border Patrol team, that will remain as his name.

Agent Fabian Morales says that the program is more than just a contest.

"This is a great opportunity for everyone to be involved and that is why we're reaching out to the community and especially the schools", he says. "The kids enjoy these types of activities and we're setting an example and also leading the way for them to think about their future".

Agent Morales says that when community events like these happen, the community's morale is raised.

"I think kids will also learn from these activates and go home and try to share some of these activities that they experienced in school", he says. "In turn, their morale is gonna get better and is gonna improve by just simply having something out of the ordinary at school".

This was the fourth school in the Imperial Valley that has participated in the "Horse-Naming Program" contest.

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