LAHS NJROTC Leadership Academy graduates, Steffie Nielsen, Holly Hayes, Thomas Kwei, Austin Estrada and Jacob Torrez. Courtesy photo
Five of the top staff members of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC traveled to Phoenix to attend the Area 11 Leadership Academy at Moon Valley High School.
Arriving Sunday, June 6, and greeted by the warm Phoenix temperatures of 116, the five members were split into three groups with other cadets from neighboring schools. Cadets from five states attended the academy, which included academic instruction on leadership, strategic planning, physical fitness, drill, uniform inspections and barracks inspections.
Members from Los Alamos demonstrated their expertise and motivation and received awards for academic honors, exemplary appearance and drill excellence. At the graduation ceremony each member was awarded the silver leadership cord.