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Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg, Class 60 Graduation

On July 9, 2023, Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg, Class 60 graduated from the Academy.   Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy works to redirect and refocus at-risk teens through a residential program that uses a quasi-military approach.  Cadets are equipped with strategies and methods designed to help them achieve their goals and become productive citizens in their communities. They are now …

TCA Salemburg Class 60 Honor Graduate

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg held its class 60 awards ceremony this afternoon. All cadets who earned awards, honors cords, and recognition today are to be commended for their outstanding performance during their twenty-two weeks at the academy. Congratulations to all Class 60 graduates.

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg Skating

  TCA-Salemburg Class 60 enjoyed Class Activity day at the Round-A-Bout Skating Center in Fayetteville. During each ChalleNGe Academy, cadets are required to participate in a fundraiser to raise the funds necessary to support their requirement to make donations to charitable organizations,  and to purchase their graduation memorabilia.  Cadets also use this funding for a …

TCA Talent Show

TCA-S Cadets participated in and enjoyed a wide range of talents on display by their fellow cadets.  Several Cadets from one team gave a well-received performance of a popular rap song that brought cheers from those in attendance.  One Cadet displayed some extremely detailed sketches, another performed an individual dance routine which required extensive training …

TCA Salemburg Camp Bower

Cadets engaged in rappelling exercises on the rappelling/zip-lining tower located on the 1000 acre reservation after learning Boy Scouts of America safety procedures and rules from certified BSA staff. Each cadet was given the choice to rappel from the 57′ platform on a walled side or an open side. The exercise helps cadets build confidence …

TCA-Salemburg Cadets Participate in the North Carolina General Assembly House Page Program

Select cadets from the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg Class-60, recently participated in the “Youth Learning Through Serving” North Carolina House Page program. The Page program allows those young men and women who participate, to be actively engaged in, and directly observe, the legislative process for the state of North Carolina.  These cadets spend four days contributing …

TCA-Salemburg Cadets participated in a 5k Fun/Color Run

TCA-Salemburg Cadets participated in a 5k Fun/Color Run hosted by the local Lakewood High School.  The route consisted of two laps around the perimeter of the school.  The “color” added to the race title could refer to the use of colored powder or paint, which is often used in fun runs and races to create …

TCA-Salemburg Military Day

TCA-Salemburg cadets were visited by recruiters from multiple branches of the armed forces.  This allowed cadets the opportunity to ask questions and compare the different options that exist between branches and to explore the possibility of embarking on a career in the military. 

TCA Salemburg Blood Drive

Class 60 held a blood drive for the American Red Cross.  Donors must be at least 16 years old to donate.  All eligible cadets are encouraged to participate with credit being earned towards their Service to the Community Component.

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Class 60 Family Day February 4, 2023

Family Day was a big day for our cadets and their families.  It was the first time they have seen each other since In-processing.  Their only means of communication has been by US mail. You can only imagine the excitement on their faces as they embraced each other for the first time in four weeks.