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No Summer Slacking For T-Bird ROTC Cadets


While summer is good time to catch a breather from the routine, The Wagner High School ROTC program took a brief break and cranked it back up again.  Cadets gathered at John Newcombe's Ranch in New Braunfels...otherwise known as Newks Ranch, for the Cadet Leadership Challenge. Nine schools were there participating with some coming from as far away as El Paso and Corpus Christi.  The camp helped every cadet with developing skills and values such as communication, encouragement and decision making.  While challenging, it was a real growing experience for them...in fact, one Wagner Cadet received an individual trophy for leadership abilities and 8 other cadets were chosen as best marching platoon.

Toward the end of the summer, the Senior Leadership welcomed incoming freshmen into the program showing them basic drill movements and leadership fundamentals. The whole group then went to Camp Bullis for the Leadership Reaction Course. This provided a practical way of working on problem solving and working as a team. It all wrapped up with CiCi's Pizza and a massive water balloon activity that was refreshing.   

It's also worth mentioning that the Wagner ROTC participated in the Make A Wish Foundation as they donated $1,000 toward the cause. WHEW!!! What a Summer!!







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