Lakeview Air Force JROTC cadets attend Cadet Leadership course

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Lakeview High School’s Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Major (Ret.) Bob Kellogg, joined 20 other AFJROTC instructors from four states, to conduct a week-long Cadet Leadership Course at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. July 8-14. The course was attended by over 130 cadets.  Lakeview’s Cadet Support Squadron Commander, Cadet Captain Za’Chary Jackson served as a Cadet Training Officer, providing drill, physical fitness, and leadership training.  Lakeview Cadets Robert Barthelemy, Zack Favela, Dacoda Coutee, and Ethan Nelson completed the course, which is one of the premier Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership Courses in the southeastern United States.  The activity was hosted by Biloxi High School.  The curriculum included public speaking, leadership, core values, teambuilding, time-management, problem-solving, ethics, and organizational skills. In addition to the academic instruction, the cadets also competed in drill competitions, physical fitness, and flight challenges.  The activity, which marked its 20th year, was attended by 15 high schools throughout Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.  The course concluded with a formal parade and graduation/awards ceremony.  Lakeview’s graduates of this course will assume junior leadership roles in the upcoming school year and help mentor incoming freshman cadets.

Pictured from left are Lakeview Air Force JROTC Cadets Cadet Captain Za’Chary Jackson, Cadets Robert Barthelemy, Zack Favela, Dacoda Coutee, and Ethan Nelson.