The cadets went on a scavenger hunt throughout the installation and visited three different places. One of the places visited was the Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park, learning about African-American soldiers who fought in the war in the 18th century, named after Native Americans whom they fought, the Frontier Army Museum, and the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
(Charlie Company Standing in front of the Fountain at Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park)
(Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery)
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is located near the Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation. There are 2,554 men and women buried in the cemetery who died serving our country. A few cadets voiced that a few of their family members served in the war and were buried in the cemetery. After visiting the cemetery the bus circled back to the bowling alley to eat and have a good time.
JROTC is a program at Central Academy of Excellence that teaches high school students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. The outcomes of the JROTC program are:
- Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce
- Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society
- Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways
- Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health
- Value the role of the military and other service organizations
The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics. The curriculum is controlled and taught by retired Army personnel's, Major Stevie Brooks and Sergeant Alphonso Davis. JROTC is a successful program, making substantial contributions to students, schools, and communities.