White County High School JROTC cadets attend Leadership Camp
By Kim Swindell Wood | June 14, 2016 6:43 am
On June 3, 2016, 10 JROTC cadets from White County High School traveled to Greenville, Kentucky, to JROTC Leadership Camp. The cadets were Nakeisha Breedlove, Kelsey Damion, Dylan Dodson, Nevin Aquero, Elizabeth Bowe, Megan Rodgers, Madeline Saunders, Skylor Conley, Nicholas Qualls and Cassidy Thompson.
Maj. Thomas McIntyre, a WCHS JROTC instructor, led the group. Summer camp started on June 3 and ended on June 7. The mission of the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge 2016 was to provide JROTC cadets the opportunity to experience adventure and leadership training, while interacting with their peers in a military setting while having fun. It is a physically challenging, teamwork oriented, confidence building camp operated in a military fashion.
Cadets were formed into 40 person platoons with three squads. White County cadets were paired up with cadets from Allen Central and East Carter High Schools, in Kentucky. Several cadets were placed in leadership positions. Some of the training cadets experienced included survival swimming, small boat operations, leader reaction course, building a one-rope bridge and the confidence course.
There was no cost for the students to attend the camp, which included meals in a military dining facility.