WCHS JROTC program attends Cadet Leadership Challenge Camp
By Kim Swindell Wood | July 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Ten members of the White County High School JROTC program recently attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge Camp, at the Wendell Ford Regional Training Center, in Greenville, Kentucky. The cadets were Shawn Austin, Erica Bryant, Abigail Cooper, Amelia Cooper, Sean Kiecksee, Zach Miller, Wilson O’Dell, Rhett Robinson, Kiya Simmons, and Alyssa Young.
The JROTC cadets participated in a wide range of both fun and rigorous training events. These events included but were not limited to physical fitness training and testing, rappelling, one-rope bridge, confidence course, rafting, field leadership reaction course, water survival, swimming, map reading, field craft, and intramurals.
The JROTC cadets were placed in various leadership positions that challenged their abilities both mentally and physically to lead team members through a wide range of organized team events. The cadets were teamed up with cadets from other JROTC programs from Kentucky and Tennessee. Cadets were housed in military barracks and ate in a military dining facility.
The leadership camp was May 31-June 4, 2019. There is no cost for the cadets to attend the camp.
The White County High School JROTC program participates in numerous team events throughout the year. These teams include the marksmanship team, academic team, leadership team, color guard, unarmed drill team, armed drill team, and exhibition drill team.