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Broward County JROTC Cadets Take Part in the 2015 JROTC Leadership Course

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
 
 
WHO:             
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets, School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and Elected Officials
 
WHAT:          
School Board members, Superintendent Runcie and local elected officials will  spend time visiting with cadets as the students participate in the 2015 Broward County JROTC Cadet Leadership Course.   
 
WHEN:          
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 
WHERE:        
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) High School, Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
 
WHY:            
More than 300 BCPS JROTC cadets are taking part in the 2015 JROTC Cadet Leadership Course, which is held on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, with activities also taking place at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. 
 
The JROTC Cadet Leadership Course kicked off on June 8, 2015, and continues through June 13, 2015. During the course, the cadets live in FAU’s dorm rooms, eat in the campus student dining facility and receive instruction from FAU staff.  
                                  
Students participate in adventure training (Land Navigation, High and Low Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience “COPE” courses and rock climbing), water safety, leadership and critical thinking activities. In addition, the course also includes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) components.
                      
Cadets are selected by their JROTC instructor to attend the JROTC Cadet Leadership Course, based on class performance and potential to complete the course.
 
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