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Conway High School JROTC students attend training session

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published July 8, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

— Conway High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students joined more than 450 JROTC cadets from 24 Arkansas schools and 26 Memphis, Tenn., area schools for a leadership training camp in early June at Robinson Maneuver Training Center, with 101 instructors, chaperones and medical personnel serving as camp staff.

The Conway group included 13 Conway High School JROTC cadets, Lt. Col. Thomas Speck and 1st Sgt. Thomas North. The annual training camp, known as the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, provides cadets a practical application of citizenship, responsibility and leadership skills, while introducing them to life in a military-like environment.

The seven-day residential camp provides a safe, disciplined and structured environment for cadets to interact with those from other schools, their JROTC instructors and active National Guardsmen.

Cadets compete individually and as small teams against other teams from their own school and other schools. The events are designed to teach individual self-confidence, leadership skills and being responsible for small group performance.

River Valley Ozark, Pages 136 on 07/08/2012

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