Colonel's Corner

Summer Opportunities

Wake Forest Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program cadets and cadre are excited about the academic and behavioral progress we have experienced during recent years. We look forward to similar results this year and ensuing years. However, positive results are dependent upon a uniform understanding, agreement and adherence to the ever-increasing demands of our democratic society and the global economy. We must continue to define and Communicate Standards for Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Critical Thinking, (Competencies for the 4Cs), in doing so we motivate and activate the thought patterns and work ethics conducive to cadet’s success.

Parent-cadet interactions are major predictors of school success. Please join us in striving daily to help our cadets be the best that they can be. You are an integral member of our JROTC team. Listed below are opportunities that will also enrich your cadets during the summer as well. This is a diverse list of opportunities, most are based on an applications process, parents normally incur some cost, i.e., transportation, Participation Fees etc. (some are reimbursed, some are not).

Junior ROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Eligible: 9th, 10th (11th Graders by exception only)

 

http://www.wakeforesthsjrotc.com/jclc

 

 

16-21 June 2020, Fort Picket, Virginia (Black Stone, V. A. area)

 

Objectives Strategies

 

To provide a safe, healthy and fun training environment that is both physically and mentally challenging.

 

b. To provide hands-on training designed to develop leadership, discipline, teamwork and self-confidence.

 

c. To provide adventure training not normally available on campus.

 

d. To enable cadets to practice leadership in a challenging environment.

 

e To allow cadets to participate in citizenship-building exercises.

 

f. To give cadets the opportunity to exercise living and interacting with their peers in a military setting.

 

g. To take advantage

West Point Summer Seminar

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

Link

 

Objectives Strategies

 

Each summer, the United States Military Academy offers highly motivated, strongly academic high school juniors an Summer Leaders Seminar. This opportunity lets you experience Cadet life at West Point. This year the SLE will be held in

 

The Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) 2019 application period is open and will remain open until March 15, 2020.

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

Link

 

Objectives Strategies

 

Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to see a realistic slice of cadet life.

 

Summer Seminar: Session Dates

 

Session "A" 8 - 12 June 2019

Session "B" 15 - 19 June 2019

Air Force Summer Seminar

How to Apply for Military Scholarships

Army ROTC Scholarship: Link

 

Navy ROTC Scholarship: Link

 

U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarship: Link

Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

Click HERE for more information

MOAA Scholarship

Shelton Leadership Challenge

General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge

 

Eligible 9th-12th Graders

 

https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/youth-shelton-challenge/

 

Objectives Strategies

 

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.

Register for: NC State University or UNC-Charlotte Shelton Challenge or East Carolina University

US Air Force Academy STEM

K-12 STEM Outreach Programs

 

Eligible:9th-12th Grade

 

https://www.afstem.afciviliancareers.com/k-12-programs

 

· Objectives Strategies

 

The Air Force provides numerous K-12 STEM outreach opportunities at over 30 locations each year. Our Airmen, both military and civilian, serve as mentors, science fair judges, and guest speakers. They also provide tours, hands-on demonstrations, and many other learning opportunities to local schools.

The Air Force also partners with national K-12 STEM outreach programs to make these outstanding opportunities available to K-12 students both on base and in the local communities.

Each year, the Air Force K-12 outreach program:

  • Impacts nearly 200,000 children

  • Supports over 2,000 K-12 STEM events

  • Volunteers over 80,000 hours to K-12 STEM outreach

NC Governor's School

NC Governor’s School

 

9-11th Graders

 

http://www.ncgovschool.org/

 

Objectives Strategies

 

IMAGINE ... A Summer Program

 

... where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity

 

... where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions

 

... where there are no grades or tests

 

... where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in various disciplines

 

 

This is the Governor's School of North Carolina . . . 

Two campuses. One vision. Over fifty years of experience

NRA YES Youth Education Summit

NRA Youth Education Summit

 

LEAD THE LEGACY

 

Eligible:10-11th Graders

http://www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=90

 

Objectives Strategies

Are you an outstanding high school sophomore or junior actively engaged in academics, leadership and community service? Applications for Y.E.S. 2019 are now open! Visit the application page for more details. The Y.E.S. 2019 session will take place July 13-19, 2020.

US Coast Guard Summer Seminar

Coast Guard Academy’s Academy Information Mission (AIM)

 

http://www.uscga.edu/AIM/

 

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

Objectives Strategies

AIM will test and inspire those interested in serving their country and humanity as officers in the nation’s oldest continuous maritime service. In six non-stop days, immerse yourself in Academy tradition and cadet life. The program is intense and rewarding. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. We will reimburse the $475 tuition fee after successful completion.

 

2020 Session Dates (Sunday through Friday)

 

I: 5-10 July

II: 12-17 July

III: 19-24 July

Tarheel Boys State

Tarheel Boys State,

 

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

Link

 

Objectives Strategies

Tar Heel Boys’ State is a leadership action program. Qualified male North Carolina high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of the government. It is the aim of the program to impress the young citizens with the fact that the government is just what they make it. The 81th Session of the 2020 Tar Heel Boys State Program will be held June 21-27, 2020 at Catawba College. 

Tarheel Girl's State

Tarheel Girl’s State

 

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

http://www.thgs.com/

 

Objectives Strategies

 

North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 250 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and participate in various parts of government.

 

June 14-20, 2020 will mark the 81th consecutive year of American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Tar Heel Girls State, and its 19th year of having the week long session hosted at Catawba College.

Naval Academy Summer Seminar

US Navy, Summer Seminar, Annapolis, MD

 

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/

 

Objectives Strategies

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. *PLEASE NOTE: The application is NOT first come, first served. Please gather all of the required information before applying. Applications are currently closed.

2020 SESSION DATES*

 

 

SESSION 1 MAY 30 - JUNE 4 

SESSION 2 JUNE 6 - 11

 

SESSION 3 JUNE 13 - 18

Naval Academy STEM

Naval Academy STEM 

 

US Navy, Summer Seminar, Annapolis, MD

Eligible: 11th Graders

 

Link

 

Objectives Strategies

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. *PLEASE NOTE: The application is NOT first come, first served. Please gather all of the required information before applying. Applications are currently closed.

 

 

2020 SESSION DATES*

 

 

RISING 9TH GRADERS JUNE 1 - 6

 

RISING 10TH GRADERS JUNE 8 - 13

 

RISING 11TH GRADERS JUNE 15 – 19

General Shelton Leadership Challenge

General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge

 

Eligible 9th-12th Graders

 

https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/youth-shelton-challenge/

 

Objectives Strategies

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.

Register for: NC State University or UNC-Charlotte Shelton Challenge or East Carolina University

Wake Forest Booster Club Opportunities

General Scholarships and Other Benefits

Objectives Strategies

The Wake Forest JROTC Booster Club provides for two $1,500.00 scholarships annually to two deserving senior cadets annually. Cadets must have a current acceptance letter at a college or university for the upcoming school year in order to receive the scholarship funds.


AJROTC cadets who choose to continue their education may receive special consideration for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships. Many of these scholarships will pay for two, three, or four years of tuition, books, and fees at numerous universities and colleges and allow cadets to pursue studies in various technical and non-technical majors. 

Cadets completing two years of AJROTC and who continue ROTC in college may waive one term of the Senior ROTC program. Students completing three years in AJROTC may receive credit for a full year of college level Senior AROTC.

In addition, cadets electing to enter the military immediately after graduating from high school are eligible to enlist in the services at one to two pay grades higher than other enlistees. Students completing three years in AJROTC are eligible to enter the military two pay grades higher than other enlistees and are automatically enrolled into the Community College of the Military Force to receive college credit toward their associate college degree.