This Week at Challenge, Week 17
Week 17 continued the long winding road towards graduation. Around the facility, everyone is wrapping up their work as the cadets prepare to walk across the stage. The cadets continue gaining muscle and confidence while they complete assignments successfully. With only two weeks until break, and five weeks until graduation, the cadets are increasingly excited that the end is in sight and soon they will have completed the challenge.
The cadets are beginning the final push in school, finishing up their math and English workbooks. Many of the cadets are working on earning extra credits and trying to earn the elusive gold cord. Cadets also began preparing their resume and a cover letter so that they can be ready to apply for a job when they get home. Speakers and singers for graduation will be chosen next week, and the names published at graduation.
Some of the cadets still need to complete their placement requirements during their break; please ensure that they have the time to visit schools or businesses to make sure that they get this requirement fulfilled. The cadets will all be coming home with a packet full of paperwork including homework, progress report cards, and other important documents. Please go through this with your cadet to make sure that all important work is both looked at and completed.
With only five weeks to go, and two weeks until second break, parental support is needed more than ever. Many cadets are getting anxious as they can sense their end goal is near. Your children need your help in finishing the program and taking that first step towards a better and brighter future. Please continue to write to them and show your cadet not only how proud you are of them, but also how succeeding in the present can only lead to better things in their future.