Four Junior ROTC cadets attended the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) held at the State Military Reservation Pendleton at Virginia Beach from June 15, 2014, through June 20, 2014. While at JCLC, the cadets stayed in a military barracks and ate in the Army dining facility with cadets from all over Virginia and North Carolina. They were assigned leadership positions, mostly as squad leaders, at some point during the week.
In addition, the cadets participated in a variety of activities, including the following: rappelling, obstacle course, Leader’s Reaction Course, survival skills, construction of a one-rope bridge, land navigation (day and night), first aid/CPR, drown proofing waterborne/small boat operations, platoon drill competition, and a Modified Army Physical Fitness Test.
All four cadets successfully completed all aspects of JCLC and will be sharing their knowledge with other cadets when school begins in August.
Pictured: Taylor Wright, Reese Summerall, Chris Giles, and Caleb William Kinney.
Monday, June 16, 2014, was the opening day for Summer School for Cumberland County Public Schools. Buses arrived for the opening day, which started at 8:00 A.M. and ended at 1:00 P.M. Summer School provided opportunities for students in grades 3 through 12 to participate in tutoring, academic preparatory activities, remediation, credit recovery, and enrichment activities such as Quick Start Tennis. Summer School will end on July 16, 2014.
Mary Huddleston, Cumberland student liaison to the School Board, and Ivy Arbaugh, alternate student liaison, graduated from Cumberland High School. Student liaisons are expected to attend all regular, open meetings and complete assignments for research and data collection when requested by the School Board. While they do not attend closed sessions and do not vote, they do provide a direct link to student concerns and issues.
Both students achieved an advanced studies diploma as well as getting an Associate’s degree in General Studies from Southside Virginia Community College. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Huddleston of Farmville and she plans to attend Virginia Tech in the fall to become a future equine veterinarian. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Phi Theta Kappa. Ivy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Arbaugh of Cumberland, plans to attend James Madison University to major in international business. She has played volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheered; and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Next year’s student liaisons to the School Board were approved at the May meeting. Wyatt Salinas will serve as liaison and Alexa Massey as alternate liaison.
Mary Huddleston was recognized at the May meeting of the Cumberland School Board for her service as Student Liaison to the School Board for 2013-2014. Not pictured was Ivy Arbaugh, who served as Alternate Liaison.
Wyatt Salinas was approved at the Student Liaison to the School Board for 2014-2015. Alternate Student Liaison will be Alexa Massey (not pictured).