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, other milestones were incorporated to provide variety and break the monotony. Multiple testing opportunities such as the ASVAB, the SAT, the CRC, and HiSet, provided a gauge for them to measure their academic growth and achievements. Also, they were presented with various opportunities to receive cadet awards and ribbons, which gave indicators to their personal growth and maturity level.
Cadets were required to complete over 80 hours of Service To Community as a way for them to give back and extend a helping hand to others. Their Service to Community occurred in many different ways. Many events included them participating in several community cleanups following hurricane Florence. Cadets provided much needed manual labor assisting the Boy Scouts of America to make repairs to obstacles, trails, and buildings at the Camp Bowers Boy Scout Camp site, and the Salemburg Town Hall. Additionally, they participated in the roadside clean up in and around the Salemburg area and assisted several local and state civic organizations in their specific community-oriented events. These activities were presented as a stepping stone pathway to guide them towards graduation, with the intent for it to become ingrained in themselves so that they would continue to be of service to their community and or society throughout their destination in life.