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Mesquite ISD JROTC Conducts Hybrid JCLC

Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC

Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC
Photo Credit: COL (R) Steven Scioneaux

  • Posted on Jun 21st, 2022
  • Essay by: COL (R) Steven Scioneaux
  • 5th Brigade
    JCLC

Cadets from the six Mesquite ISD high schools had the opportunity to participate in district’s first hybrid JCLC conducted on the campus of Texas A&M Commerce, 6-9 June. The students received fifteen hours of robotics training and hands on application provided by two college professors and six students from the A&M robotics team and culminated with a full-blown robotics competition on the las day of camp. They also visited the planetarium where they were taught how to navigate by the stars and watched a show on the universe. From the traditional JCLC side the cadets conducted high and low ropes training, leader reaction course, orienteering, drown proofing, swimming, D&C competition, team sporting competitions and a cadet of the cycle board. Partnering with the university also allowed the cadets to receive a college campus tour, live in the college dorms and eat their meals in the university dining facility. The overall objective of the camp is to provide the cadets an opportunity to develop their skills in leadership, discipline, teamwork, and self-confidence in an unfamiliar environment while at the same time enhancing their critical thinking skills and exposing them to the many opportunities in the STEM field as well as allowing them to get a feel for college academics and residential living. The experience was immensely enjoyed by all cadets.

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Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC
Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC
Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC
Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC
Mesquite ISD JROTC Hybrid JCLC