Canyon Lake High Cadets Fare Well in JROTC Leadership Challenge.

(New Braunfels, TX)--August 14, 2015— Canyon Lake High instructors Army LTC (Ret.) Michael Collyer and Army 1sg (Ret.) Michael Medina, as well as 14 CLHS Junior ROTC Hawk Battalion Cadets attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) hosted by Hargrave High School in Huffman, Texas this summer. 

Cadets from 12 different high schools in Texas were in attendance.

CLHS cadets who attended were: Bailey Boor, Thomas Bonecutter, Dustin Herriage, Riley Tompkins, Seth Mason, Bradley Hight, Brayden Hight, Geri Rodriguez, Christopher Ortega, Kaycee Daniels, Sonny Maggio, Justin Tillman, Gabriel Leonard and Alicia Carvajal. 

The cadets participated in a variety of events designed to improve leadership and self-confidence.  The weeklong training included land navigation, confidence and obstacle courses, rock wall climbing and rappelling, drown proofing, one rope bridge, and cadets being placed in a variety of leadership positions.

The high point of the week was the competition for the RECONDO badge.  Only sixteen cadets out of more than 150 cadets in attendance at Camp Challenge were able to complete all necessary requirements and earn the badge. From Canyon Lake High, Bradley Hight, Seth Mason and Sonny Maggio each earned the RECONDO Badge.

The Hawk battalion was also well represented by Thomas Bonecutter as he was presented with an award for the Best Squad in Camp.

“All of our cadets stepped way out of their comfort zones and represented Canyon Lake well,” said Collyer.

IN PHOTO: Canyon Lake High student Bradley Hight takes on the rappel tower at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at Hargrave High School this summer.

Pictured left to right are Canyon Lake High School Junior ROTC volunteers Seth Mason, Andrew Mayfield, Troy Cook, Bailey Boor, and Sonny Maggio. Also pictured is community volunteer James Sanders. Not pictured: JROTC volunteer Kaycee Daniels.

Army LTC (Ret.) Michael Collyer and Army 1sg (Ret.) Michael Medina are the Junior ROTC instructors at Canyon Lake High.