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Two MTHS Cadets Complete NJROTC Leadership Academy and Sail Training

Two Manchester Township High School students, Simon Trzepizur and Ja'Keveon Jones, have completed the 2 week NJROTC Leadership Academy and Sail Training (LA/ST) in Newport, Rhode Island. The academy and training took place from June 27th to July 8th.

Leadership Academy is intended for upcoming juniors and seniors and is designed to help teach and motivate them for potential leadership positions at their individual Units. It is physically, emotionally and mentally demanding, but a very rewarding experience. Only the top candidates are recommended for this training. The main objective of the Academy is to return a highly motivated cadet who will provide leadership for the unit for the next school year- someone who can come in and supervise, organize and train other unit members. 

Successful completion of Leadership Academy includes passing a physical fitness test and a series of practical leadership activities. These usually include: Leadership Characteristics for the Cadet Officer, Physical Fitness and the Leader, Field Leadership (orienteering), Obstacle Course, Commanding Troops, Inspecting Troops, Sword Manual, & Social Etiquette and Manners.

Sail Academy selections work with NJROTC cadets learning to sail small boats. They take part in classroom and hands on instruction. Students who complete the course earn a small boat sailing certification from US Sailing or US Naval Sailing Association.

Congratulations to Cadets Simon Trzepizur & Ja'Keveon Jones!