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News and Events

TCA Salemburg Mentor Training Days.

Mentors are required to participate in a full day of training. Training Days for Class 52 were held on February 16th + February 23rd, 2019. “Mentoring is vital for the success of ChalleNGe-vital in that mentoring sustains the newly invigorated lives of cadets and supports their continued practice of the life-changing habits attained in the …

TCA Salemburg House & Senate Pages

A total of 40 cadets from the Salemburg and New London Academies participated as House and Senate Pages from February 25th -28th, 2019. These cadets were the first in the history of the academy to attend the State of the State Address held by our Governor Roy Cooper on Monday, February 25th. We are so …

TCA New London Inaugural Military Ball

On Friday, March 8, 2019, TCA New London held their inaugural military ball for Class 51 cadets at Carolinas Healthcare – Stanly Education Center. The TCA ball follows the traditional military ball guidelines with formal dress required for all attendees, a receiving line with dignitaries, “grog” bowl and challenges, formal dinner, recognition of our lost …

TCA New London Cadets Participate in Governor’s Page Program

During the week of February 4, 2019, select cadets participated in the North Carolina Governor’s Page program which culminates with a meeting of the current governor. Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Class 52 Family Day

Family Day, February 2nd, 2019 was a big day for our cadets and their families.  It was the first time they have seen each other since In-processing Day on January 5th.  Their only means of communication has been by US mail. You can only imagine the excitement on their faces as they embraced each other …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Class 52 Jan 28- Feb 1 Cadets Complete Animate My Action Plan (AMAP) Course.

Cadets participated in a week long course designed to introduce them to the world of animation.   They worked in small groups to produce an animated skit about their journey prior to TCA and the path they will take after they graduate.  AMAP provides a creative and fun way for cadets to reflect on their past …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Candidates transition to Cadet Status.

Over the past four weeks, TCA candidates have worked very hard to overcome obstacles and hardship during the tough “Acclimation Phase” portion of the program.  Accepting the 5:30am wake ups and the frequent and often grueling “PT”, not to mention sore muscles, was not easy.  For many it seemed impossible.  The candidates participated in a …

TCA New London Visits Camp Barnhardt

During the second week of January, Class 51 cadets traveled to Camp John J. Barnhardt located on the William C. Cannon Scout Reservation in Stanly County to participate in confidence building activities and perform service to community duties. Cadets engaged in rappelling exercises on the rappelling/zip lining tower located on the 1000 acre reservation after …

TCA Salemburg Graduation for Class 51

Throughout the 22 weeks residential phase, cadets faced many a challenge that tested their fortitude and required them to work extremely hard to achieve their goals.  Cadets had to overcome physical obstacles designed to test their physical strength, build their confidence and appreciation for their efforts toward the end goal of graduation.  Along the way, …

TCA Salemburg Justice Academy January 8, 2019

During the first week immediately after they are cleared for physical activity, candidates are introduced to team building exercises. The focus of these activities is to instill trust and confidence among the team members. Candidates also get their initial exposure to negotiating tough physical challenges which they must complete relying on their own grit and …