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ROTC Cadets Excel at Summer Leadership Camp
Seventeen cadets from Air Force JROTC unit NC-955, comprised of students from Piedmont and Porter Ridge High Schools, attended The Eagle Challenge Summer Leadership School, at Smith Mountain Lake State Park located near Roanoke, VA, July 29 – Aug 3, 2012. During the weeklong camp, the cadets experienced team building exercises, challenge courses, climbing, rappelling, ropes course, swimming, archery, rifle marksmanship, robotics lab, computer lab, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, outdoor living, survival training, drill, sports, physical conditioning and much more.
Several cadets held leadership positions (Cadre) assisting and directing more than 110 cadets from three states.
Kendyll Dellinger – Squadron Commander
Hunter Locklear – Physical Training Lead
Kahlil Fewell – Bravo Flight Commander
In addition to the activities, cadets also competed for awards in leadership, neatness, fitness and teamwork. NC-955 cadets proudly garnered the following awards:
Hunter Locklear – Top Cadet (#1 out of 110 cadets)
Mackenzie Whiteley – Charlie Flight’s Top Cadet (#1 out of 15 cadets)
Charlie Flight’s Top Female Fitness Award Recipient
Isaac Nelson – Overall Neatness Award Runner-up (#2 out of 110 cadets)
Lindsey Pressley, Christopher Bryan, Lizeth Ordonez and Nicholas Finch – Top Flight Award members (#1 flight out of all 6 flights).
Other attending cadets were:
Amanda Ferguson, Jeff Gordon, Daniel Kelley, Maggie McBryde, Kelby Oakes, Laura Ordonez, Porter Garrett, and William Trull.
Lizeth Ordonez displays her target (with Lindsey Pressley and Chris Bryan)
Written by: Dr. Louis Werder, Captain, USAF (Retired), Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Posted: Sep 21, 2012 by April Dawkins