The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is pleased to announce Class 2-21 as the 57th class to complete this West Virginia National Guard Program. Commencement exercises were held Friday, Nov. 19 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. A total of 106 graduates from 35 counties across the State of West Virginia successfully completed the requirements for graduation. MG William E. Crane congratulated the Cadets and gave the commencement address.
The following Cadet participated from Greenbrier County:
Cadet Sarah Marks, daughter of Willard and Jesse Waid of Crawley, was in Platoon 4. Cadet Marks was recognized for receiving the Honor’s List as well as obtaining the six Individual Values Recognition Ribbons.
All graduating Cadets have completed the residential phase of ChalleNGe, which includes activities in eight core component areas ranging from Service to Community to Employability Skills. Cadets in this class provided 3,864 hours of Service to Community for such organizations as Operation Gratitude, Trout for Cheat, Adopt-A-Highway, Reedsville VFD, Patriot Gardens and Arthurdale Heritage. Following graduation, these Cadets will begin a one-year post-residential phase of ChalleNGe that includes placement activities in education and/or employment.
Applications are currently being accepted for Class 1-22 North that begins in January. Call toll-free at 1-800-529-7700 for more information.