BC JROTC Participates In Cadet Leadership Challenge

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013

While many high school students enjoy the break from the school year 16 students from Buckingham County High School JROTC, participated in one the nation's premier leadership training camps. The camp called JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) Eagle is located on the Army National Guard Maneuver Training Area, Fort Pickett, near the town of Blackstone.

The mission of the camp is: “To motivate young people to be better citizens” and the staff of the camp does all that it can to challenge these future leaders. The students who graduated this year's camp are Amber Dominoes, Amber Bosserman, Felicia Londeree, Tamara Perkins, Mark Rosales, Tyler Jones, Zach Poole, Jacob Ragland, Dillion Jamerson, Aaron Hale, Jesse Lann, Terrell Ayers, Ronnie Bagby, Austin Phelps, Travis Bartlett and Jason Gormus.

The six-day camp combines hands-on leadership training as the students participate in a series of activities ranging from orienteering to rappelling to obstacles courses to survival skills. Every day presents challenges to the students as they rotate through leadership roles as they plan and organize each day's activities. New to the camp this year is the inclusion of the Academic Bowl, where students are challenged with competitive academic panels to determine top honors.

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The week of activities culminates in a field day where each student group competes for camp honors in athletic and organizational events that test both physical and mental and collaborative skills.

The camp is sponsored by the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and conducted by staff drawn from 20 high schools in the South & Central Virginia Area and North Carolina. Buckingham County High School sent their JROTC Instructors, Major James Morley and Sergeant First Class Bruce Grazier.

Contact Major Morley or SGT Grazier at Buckingham County High School for more information about becoming a Cadet.