Many of our cadets, along with those from other schools within our brigade, participated in the annual JCLC (Junior Cadet Leadership Camp) this summer. JCLC is a summer camp experience focused on helping cadets to improve their leadership, team building, and adventure training skills. Some of the activities at the camp included fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and archery, along with many others. We hope that everyone was able to learn and grow as well as have fun during their time there.
- c/SGT Peterson
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is accepting applications and nominations for its world-class summer leadership program to be held July 9-14. The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, in conjunction with Oklahoma Christian University, offers this special opportunity to 70 of the top performing high school students from around the world, free of charge.
Students will be housed on the OC campus in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they will meet and engage with national and international leaders including elected officials, dignitaries and championship-level athletes and travel on various program related excursions. In addition, students will be confronted with practical leadership and ethical scenarios and then challenged to address them individually in a persuasive speech and writing competition as well as collaboratively in an Ethics Bowl competition.
“Four Star Leadership is a one-of-a-kind program that provides selected high school students invaluable leadership lessons through team-building exercises, spontaneous problem solving as well as coaching in persuasive speaking and writing,” said Franks. “The 2017 Four Star Leadership program is shaping up to be the most impactful yet and is sure to provide life-changing experiences to all attendees.”
Program curriculum is designed around the four core principles of the four stars of leadership: character, common vision, communication and caring.
Attendees will have a chance to earn more than $15,000 in scholarships, learn life-changing lessons and receive endorsements and recommendations to future positions of leadership.
Applications and nominations for Four Star Leadership 2017 are being accepted now through May 8.
Thanks for those who attended this year's JROTC STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) Camp at the SDSU. Cadets worked hard to accomplish their common goal (STEM fields). They faced a lot of difficulty, but they had an amazing experience with other schools and our brigade staff. STEM Camp allowed our cadets to explore more things when they’re at SDSU, such as the science and dorm life. They made it till the end despite the challenges! Our cadets had an amazing week at SDSU! Thank you again for taking part in an amazing program!
- c/SSG Nguyen
We are fortunate to be conducting our STEM Camp this year at San Diego State University from August 2-6, 2016. JROTC STEM has become a very popular and successful camp and each year the number of nominations and quality of applicants increases significantly.
Selections will be announced NLT June 8, 2016. Please contact COL Swann if you have any questions.
Applications to attend the SDUSD Summer Camp JCLC are being accepted are due NLT April 14th, 2016 during your class period. We are authorized to take 23 cadets at this time however we may have more opportunities if cadets from other schools do not attend. We will create an Order of Merit list based on the applications received.
This year's Aviation Camp has come to an end! Aviation Camp was a fun filled adventure for all cadets complete with flying virtual planes, a bus breaking down, and Colonel's humor included (free of charge)! 25 cadets had come to Kearny for one week to be instructed by volunteer retired veterans as well as Colonel Swann on aviation! In addition to class courses, cadets had the opportunity to try their luck on the simulators, and take three field trips!
Their week started with aviation lessons that covered everything from air traffic to the parts of a plane and instruction on the simulators. The following day, cadets traveled as a whole to explore the Los Alamitos Airfield. Finally the last two days, cadets alternated between touring the San Diego Aviation Museum and Montgomery Airport, respectively, and spending more time on the simulators! A big thank you to all the instructors who helped to make this happen!
- c/SSG Samoy
Help! The Earth has been plagued with a virus that has killed off most of the population. Cadets from the entire brigade had come together to save the rest of the world at this year’s STEM camp. Cadets lived and worked at the SDSU campus in order to successfully send the survivors of this epidemic to a recently discovered planet. Faced with the difficult task of preparing for the creation of this new society, cadets were required to work across multiple STEM fields in order to accomplish their common goal. However, in addition to these workshops and labs cadets also attended presentations about applying to college, military scholarships, as well as college life. The week cadets spent at STEM camp was not just an amazing opportunity because they ultimately saved the human race, but it allowed cadets to explore some of the paths that their future may hold.
- c/SSG Samoy
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