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Twelve McCluer Army JROTC cadets, along with their instructors, kicked-off their summer break honing their leadership skills at the Army JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) 2019 at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO.  The six-day challenge was held June 1-6. McCluer cadets attending were Erin Stroud, Kyra Sanders, Simone Madison, Carrie Baker, Ja’Myia Drake, Danita Sanders, Craig Anthony Moore, Justin Robinson, Antwoin Johnson, Devon Lawrence, Tyrell Watson, and Jeremiah Stanley.

“All McCluer cadets successfully completed the camp, improving their confidence and leadership skills,” said LTC (R) Darrell Gray, McCluer’s Army ROTC senior instructor.  Gray, along with Sergeant Major (Retired) Emas Griffin, serve as the cadets’ instructors and accompanied the students on the Leadership Challenge.

JCLC is a challenging, safe and fun opportunity for Army JROTC cadets to experience high-adventure, sports, confidence building and more importantly leadership and teamwork activities in a controlled environment while meeting and interacting with other high school Army JROTC cadets. Units from nearly 30 high schools in Missouri and Illinois participated in the camp. Throughout the week, the cadets participated in events such as land navigation, obstacle course, rappelling, leadership reaction course, physical training, waterborne operations, drown-proofing, and marching.  The cadets were supervised and guided by a cadre of high school Army JROTC instructors and volunteer college cadets from area colleges/universities.