WPHS JROTC attend Cadet Leadership Challenge

Upcoming Sophomore and Platoon Sergeant Cameron Johnson negotiated the new Cadet Fitness Test carrying a tire on the litter with the help of a team mate. He was assigned to Delta Company, and his Commander was Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Rashann Harris the Senior Army Instructor at West Point High School.
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West Point High School JROTC Cadets attended JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) this summer from June 18 - 23 at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg.

Jimmy Bateman, Jamya Heard, Faith Hogan, Cameron Johnson, Anyiah Lenoir, Derica McFarland, Amaya Smith, Lanesha Temple, Taylor Tucker and Christian Wilson attended the camp. All the cadets graduated and will be receiving a certificate of excellence for their performance at camp. JCLC is an outstanding Program of Instruction that provides JROTC Cadets an opportunity to practice leadership skills, team building and adventure training in a hands-on military environment.

JCLC is 6 days in duration and is located at Camp Shelby. Each summer, the JROTC leadership prepares to receive several hundred students from Mississippi and some Louisiana high schools. This camp includes parents who act as chaperones and JROTC Leadership and instructors from the same school districts.

A variety of challenging activities, classes and games were offered to all cadets, including classes, leadership and team building tasks, canoeing, rappelling and games.

Many friends were made during their team building and leadership activities, and their instructors’ leave a lifetime lasting impression on them. This event is often thought of as the high point of the student's JROTC participation and students leave camp with a sense of accomplishment, new confidence and assertiveness