Michigan City High School’s JROTC visits Marine Corps Leadership Camp

Michigan City High School’s JROTC visits Marine Corps Leadership Camp
By: Michigan City Area Schools Last Updated: July 29, 2019

Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) Captain Thomas Mizer, 1st Lieutenant Bohdan Walker, and Corporal Josh Wilhelm attended the MCJROTC Senior Leadership Camp in Boswell, PA from July 21st to 27th. Top quality cadets from all over the country participated in the camp, incorporating leadership skills into high adventure training. The development of trust, communication, cooperation, and acceptance of all members of the team were emphasized throughout the camp. The cadets attended the camp at no cost to themselves or MCHS. All costs, to include transportation, were funded by the Marine Corps.

“These cadets are going to be some of the leaders in our program for this year,” said Senior Marine Instructor Major Tom McGrath. “This camp really provided them with experiences that they can build upon to lead our program.”

Master Sergeant Jeff Benak, the Marine Instructor, stated that the cadets represented MCHS well. “Our cadets showed that Michigan City cadets can hold their own with the best cadets in the country.”While most students will be enjoying the last few weeks of their summer vacation, the MCHS MCJROTC cadets will be supporting the community and Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS). The cadets will be helping out at the Grand Prix Boat Races at Washington Park on August 3rd and 4th. The following week, they will be assisting in the set-up and functioning of the Back-To-School Rally on August 8th at the Elston football field, where students from all MCAS schools can obtain free school supplies. On the day before classes begin at MCHS (August 14th), cadets will provide support for Freshmen Orientation.