JROTC cadets win honor honors at leadership challenge

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Claiming medals as some of the top performing cadets at the Army JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, were Scott Tech JROTC cadets, from left: Hailee Wilkerson, Tristen Brattin, Cody Gilmore and Lindsey Butler. Contributed photo

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.

The full contingent of Scott Tech JROTC cadets at the Army JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge. Contributed photo

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.