JROTC cadets win honor honors at leadership challenge
Four Scott Tech students in top 5 of nearly 200 competing
Nine cadets from Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program completed the annual Army JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico from June 1-6.
According to Lt. Col. Brennan Cook, the camp is a five-day event that challenges cadets both physically and mentally as they learn to lead other cadets in a variety of situational exercises.
During the camp, cadets completed a physical fitness test, first aid training, rappelling, obstacle course, swim test, land navigation, waterborne operations, and a final daylong competition that pits platoons against each other in a variety of physical events.
The camp had over 350 Army JROTC participants from across Missouri.
Four SRTC cadets earned top honors for physical fitness and leadership:
• Hailee Wilkinson, Verona, Platoon Leadership Award
• Tristen Brattin, Monett, second out of 192 overall male physical fitness test score
• Cody Gilmore, Mt Vernon, fifth out of 192 overall male physical fitness score
• Lindsey Butler, Monett, fifth out of 164 overall female physical fitness score.
Other cadets completing the camp were: James Carter, Cassville; Cassandra Johnson, Marionville; Nekom Kleepbua, Billings; Peter Masri, Monett; and Brady Walker, Exeter.