Douglas High School’s Jr. ROTC program spent its last week of school at a four-day camp of rappelling, kayaking, high ropes course, and water survival training, based out of Reno.
A dozen Tigers joined around 140 fellow Northern Nevada cadets June 17-21 at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge based out of Galena High School in Reno.
“Cadets participated in the high ropes course, rappelling, kayaking, and water survival-drown proofing,” said advisor retired Army Col. Mike Glynn. “Cadets also rotated through leadership positions and were provided formal feedback on their skills in leading other cadets.”
Some of the cadets took an orientation flight in a CH-47 helicopter from the Nevada Army National Guard.
“Many friendships were made across school boundaries,” Glynn said.
It was a big year for the Douglas High School Jr. ROTC class.
Cadet Staff Sgt. Harley Smith, who is deaf, was featured in a U.S. Army article in May, in addition to being on the front page of The Record-Courier for the Raider Challenge in April.
Douglas has been home to an Army Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps since 2007. As of last spring there were more than 100 cadets.