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N.C. High School Students Take Part In Junior ROTC Leadership Program

Posted June 6, 2001 2:25 a.m. EDT

— Dozens of high school students are taking part in Junior ROTC's Camp Carolina to learn about life and the ability to fulfill their potential.

More than 40 high school students from North Carolina are in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, this week rappelling and competing in obstacle courses. The weeklong program is not about sending students to the military, but part of leadership training.

"They are individuals and that's our mission in life, to develop that potential and make these kids into something that lets them live up to that potential," says Col. Bob Hasty. "Many of them never get a chance anywhere else. We want to give them that chance."

Students from C.B. Aycock, Goldsboro and Rosewood High Schools are working out at Fort Jackson.