Class 55 Week 9

This Week at Challenge, Week 9

Congratulations Class 55! On Monday, we found out how much we really respect and appreciate our communities by donating 6,213 lbs. of food to the Governors Food Drive. Plus, we beat Class 51’s previous record of 5,100 lbs. by 743lbs., which was a major motivational factor.

This week, Student Government welcomed Cadet Collins as President, Cadet Lopez, D as Vice President, and Cadet Abbe as Secretary. Cadet’s Dahlby and Melcher are on Social Media, while Cadet’s Milano and Borland are on video. For some insight into student government, Cadet Dahlby from First platoon gave his take on what our student government does. By: Cadet Milano, 3rd Platoon

Through elections that were held within the three platoons, seven cadets were selected to form our school’s Student Government. Three females and four males have been brought together to work positively and effectively as a team. Although we come from all walks of life and had no previous relations, we hope to come together as a team and help Class 55 be great. These tasks are intended to better our school, to reward the student body, and to leave Class 55’s mark on OYCP. With great effort and heart, the Student Government works as a well-oiled machine to complete the goals at hand. Holding a position in Student Government is an opportunity for a cadet to reach, grow and learn more about responsible citizenship, one of our eight core components.

The Student Government is responsible for a few major events throughout the school year, ranging from food drives, party planning/preparation, aiding in the blood drive, and accumulating our class memories. They plan the halfway party, as well as the graduation party, including the menu choice and the preparation for the food to be served. These seven will be in charge of creating a class mural and creation of the class video and photographic slideshow. These assignments are just some of the major projects that Student Government will participate in. By: Cadet Dahlby, 1st Platoon

School held many fun and exciting opportunities in all aspects of life including the Judicial Branch, building Mars Rovers, looking into what jobs we might be interested in, writing poems and learning about communicable diseases. We have also moved on to our 2nd and 3rd CAP assignments signifying that we are one step closer to graduation.

With so many S2C’s going on, cadets are traveling all around Central Oregon giving back to the community. Right now, the whole company has 4,130 hours with an average per cadet of 29 hours. So far, we’ve saved $46,471 for the communities.

The cadets are all in high spirits and doing well in and out of school. Please be sure to contact your cadet at least once this week and remind them of your love and support. Lots of fun and exciting things are coming up in the next month, culminating with your visit to the program and an afternoon with your cadet. Please remember to send letters or e-mails showing your son or daughter how proud you are of their accomplishments; it really means a lot to them to hear from their friends and family.