NHS Cadets complete school
Published 7:00 pm Saturday, July 21, 2012
YEATESVILLE — Six cadets from Northside High School’s Air Force JROTC program recently graduated from the Fayetteville State University Cadet Officer Leadership School.
The school emphasizes leadership, team-building, analytical thinking skills, self-discipline, drill skills and physical fitness.
More than 330 cadets from across North Carolina participated in this six-day summer leadership program. The cadets began each day before 4 a.m. with pushups, sit-ups and a mile run. The day ended with team sport competitions in the evening and lights-out at 9:15 p.m. In between, cadets faced a challenging and demanding training schedule that included survival academics, drill and ceremonies, physical fitness, scuba-diving training, rappelling, a five-mile forced march and team sports.
Each cadet was given an academic test, physical-fitness test and a drill evaluation. The week culminated with a field-day competition between the flights. Cadet Matt Smith, a rising sophomore at Northside, received top honors as the member of Honor Flight.