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Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports

The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on July 20.

The transition marked the beginning of the academic portion of the program, along with other training, education and mentoring activities.

Fremont County cadets include Avery C. Addison, 17, of Riverton, Cody Sean Brown, 16, of Riverton, Steven Richard Cardenas, of 18, of Hudson, Thomas Glenn Geer, 17, of Lander, Leif E. Krumland, 16, of Riverton, Brody L. Miller, 16, of Riverton, and Juwan J. Montoya, 16, of Riverton.

Cowboy ChalleNGe provides troubled teens with a regimented five and a half month in-residence program, helping them reclaim their lives and develop the skills they need to be successful in life. Core components of the program include academics, citizenship, life-coping skills, civic service, leadership and physical fitness.

The next class begins this fall. Completed applications must be received by Sept. 20 and attendees will begin the program Oct. 6.

For information about the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy, call 836-7500.

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