Fort Knox High School JROTC Cadet Received Leadership Award

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For Immediate Release — June 12, 2015 Ft. Knox HS

: DDESS Public Affairs 678-364-8044

Army Junior ROTC Cadet Matthew Rivera

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — June 12, 2015 — Fort Knox High School (FKHS) Junior ROTC Cadet Matthew Rivera earned the distinguished Leadership Award at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, a five-day camp held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY. Cadet Rivera was one of ten cadets from FKHS, five males and five females, selected to attend the camp May 31-June 4, 2015. 

During the camp, which is run by the Kentucky Army National Guard, the cadets participated in leadership, team building and physical challenge events. These events included high tower rappelling, water survival, rafting, rope bridge building, confidence course executions and the Cadet PT test.

"The culminating event for the week was the leadership board conducted by the camp cadre. Each school selects one cadet to represent them at the board," said FKHS JROTC Instructor Samuel Wilson. "Cadet Rivera far out performed the other cadets at the board. He was recognized for his knowledge of JROTC, personal bearing and high moral standards. This is the first time in many years since a FKHS cadet has won this award and FKHS is extremely proud of him."

Cadet Rivera, who is a junior at FKHS, is the son of Ted and Sgt. Maj. Vickie Rivera.

Located at the U.S. Army's Fort Knox, FKHS is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools, in the Kentucky District. 


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