Clover High cadets excel at leadership school

August 20, 2013 

— Twelve Clover High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets spent July 28 through Aug. 2 at the Eagle Challenge Cadet Officer Leadership School at the W.E. Skelton 4H Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Va.

There were 215 cadets from 15 schools across Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas, said Ret. Maj. Brian Batson, the senior aerospace science instructor at CHS.

“It’s an intense weeklong curriculum of physical training, drill, team sports, room and uniform inspections, and leadership activities,” said Batson, who accompanied the CHS cadets. “The cadets had to apply and be recommended by the CHS JROTC instructors to attend.”

Cadet Harrison Brooks was chosen as the “Top Cadet in Fitness.”

Cadet Tyler Lightsey was recognized as “Outstanding Flight Cadre.”

Cadet Samantha Lucas was named the school’s most “Inspirational Cadet.”

Cadets Brittany Brinkley, Jackson Gordon and Christopher Owen were named their respective flight’s “Top Cadet.”

Other cadets who graduated the leadership training are Chase Calvert, Michael Drum, Zackary Hurley, Brandon Parker, George Ramsey and Steven Tallmadge.

“We are very proud of all our cadets who attended and graduated,” Batson said. “It is very admirable of them to give up a week of their vacation to spend on self-improvement”.

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