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Winters Mill Army JROTC Cadets Complete Camp at Fort A.P. Hill

Release Date: 7/2/2008 1:27:44 PM

WINTERS MILL ARMY JROTC CADETS COMPLETE CAMP AT FORT A.P. HILL

Twenty-four competitive cadets of the Winters Mill High School 's Army JROTC Falcon Battalion completed six days of challenging activities at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The activities were part of Camp Success '08, which was held from June 15-20, 2008.

WMHS cadets left the comforts of home to rough it, participating in drown-proofing, land navigation/map reading, rappelling, leadership reaction course, drill and ceremony, survival training, academic challenge, and the confidence/obstacle course. Winters Mill was one of 36 schools from the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. areas to attend Camp Success .

JROTC summer camp is considered the culminating event of the school year for cadets. The cadets who successfully meet the challenges of camp are given serious consideration for leadership assignments for the coming school year. This year's cadets to successfully meet the challenge include Steven Abeyta, Nathan Adamczyk, Victor Arceo, Fabian Arrowood, Charles Brauning, Amanda Burleigh, James Caulford, Benjamin Cooke, Michael Fisher, Andrew Gates, Rebecca Hudson, Stephen Johnson, Lara Kish, Peter Kniesler, Anthony Moore, Shannon O'Donnell, Matthew Reter, Zuleyma Ruiz, Michael Safar, Todd Selby, Timothy Sowers, Richard Stuart, Nathaniel Wetzel, and Gunther Zimmer. Chaperones included Ms. Kacey Reid, Mathematics Teacher, WMHS, Mrs. Jeannie Brauning (Parent), SFC (Ret.) Ronald Ruff, Army Instructor, and COL (Ret.) Martin Compton, Senior Army Instructor.

Mathematics teacher and chaperone Kacey Reid said, “Cadets came from different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, but they were all members of JROTC, and knew exactly what was expected of them upon arrival. According to Reid, “Over the course of the week, these students became even more refined in the procedures of the Army.”

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