JROTC cadets are put to the test during Summer Leadership Challenge

Lt. Col. Rooker, who leads our Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program here at APS, is spent a week earlier this month with high school cadets during their annual summer camp at at Fort Benning!

The JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge is held near Columbus, GA at the Fort Benning Army base and gives our high school JROTC cadets a chance to test their endurance and stamina.  From citizenship-building exercises to learning military skills in a real military environment – our students push themselves and return home with a new perspective on learning and leadership.

Be sure to check out Col Rooker on Twitter at @rmrooker or https://twitter.com/rmrooker where he has posted lots of great photos and updates on our fearless students.  Nice job cadets!

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A Big Salute to Cadet McQuay and First Sergeant Venning!

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Cadet Kimberly McQuay of Benjamin E. Mays High School, one of 29 cadets nationwide awarded this year’s Legion of Valor Medal.

Congratulations to Cadet Kimberly McQuay of Benjamin E. Mays High School, one of 29 cadets nationwide awarded this year’s Legion of Valor Medal.  She was one of only two from the state of Georgia.

LTC Robert Rooker, Director of Army Instruction, tells me it has been a great couple of months for APS JROTC, with First Sergeant (Dr.) Mona Venning from CSK winning the Army’s National JROTC Instructor of the Year back in July and now this honor for Cadet McQuay.

Thank you Principal Fowler of Mays High and Director of Army Instruction, LTC Rooker, for encouraging and supporting our students in the district’s JROTC program!