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Tragic Loss of Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-New London Cadet

Date:  February 6, 2020 Subject:  Tragic Loss of Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-New London Cadet To the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-New London (TCA-NL) Family, It is with great regret, anguish and a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you of a death of a Cadet.  As a beloved Cadet, he was a member of Class 53 …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg, Class 53 Military Ball

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy -Salemburg, Class 53 Cadets enjoyed themselves at the class Military Ball on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  The TCA – Salemburg, Military Ball is a semi-formal function infused with a number of military traditions designed to provide an opportunity for Cadets, their guests, and Staff Members to meet socially to recognize and celebrate …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg, Class 53 Graduation

On December 6, 2019, Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg, Class 53 graduated at the Sampson County Exposition Center in Clinton, North Carolina.   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 …

TCA New London Participates in Wreaths Across America

On Saturday, December 14, all TCA New London cadets participated in National Wreaths Across America Day. Cadets placed wreaths on the graves of veterans at an Albemarle local cemetery, Fairview. 2000 wreaths were placed on graves of veterans and a ceremony was held at Stanly Gardens of Memory to commemorate the occasion. Wreaths Across America …

TCA Alumni Completes Basic Training

Tarheel Challenge Academy – New London cadet alumni Jeron Edgerton, Class 51, recently completed basic training with the US Army at Ft. Jackson and has moved to the next phase at Ft. Lee where he will complete his AIT (advanced individual training) for his chosen MOS (military occupational specialty) of culinary specialist. TCA New London …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg Skating

On Friday, November 22, 2019, TCA Salemburg Class 53 cadets enjoyed their class activity day at Round-A-Bout Skating Center located in Fayetteville. During each class, cadets are required to participate in a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser where the proceeds from the donations provide graduation gifts, a military ball and the class activity day. Class 53’s Cadet Advisory …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg Veterans Day Parade.

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 the Cadets marched in the 99th  consecutive Veteran Parade held in Warsaw, North Carolina.  In 2016, former N.C. Governor Pat McCrory designated Warsaw’s parade as the official Veterans Day Parade in the state. This is the oldest consecutive Veterans Day Parade in America. 

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg College Day

The Cadets were exposed to different colleges and asked questions. It was a great day to get as much information from the different colleges.

TCA Salemburg Volunteered at the Columbus County Shriners Fish Fry

Cadets assisted Columbus County with their Fish Plate Sale!

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 …