2010-05-20 / Local & State

Camp Cadet Program Set For June 6-11

Judge Angela Krom to give commencement address

Fulton County Camp Cadet Association’s 16th annual Camp Cadet class members will report to Camp Sinoquipe, located near Fort Littleton, on Sunday, June 6.

Thirty-eight cadets, 21 males and 17 females, between the ages of 12-15 have been selected from the county’s three school districts and will report for the weeklong camping session sponsored jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg station and by the county’s social services agencies and schools. Four senior cadets from previous graduating classes will also be chosen as mentors for the incoming cadets.

This year’s activities will culminate on Friday, June 11, with a lakeside graduation ceremony to be held at 6:00 p.m. This year’s graduation address will be delivered by the Honorable Judge Angela Krom of the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District, which includes both Fulton and Franklin counties.

A Franklin County native, Judge Krom is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and Dickinson School of Law. She served as assistant district attorney for Franklin County for 12 years prior to being elected to the bench.

The public is invited to attend Friday evening’s graduation ceremonies.

Campers will spend the week in four squads of up to 10 campers each. Squad leaders will be Pennsylvania State Police officers and representatives from local social services agencies. Four senior cadets chosen from previous classes will also assist with the squads.

This year, 16 students from Southern Fulton, 12 from Forbes Road and 10 from Central Fulton have been chosen to participate.

These cadets (by their resident school district) will report to camp this year:

Southern Fulton: Aaron Waters, Brandon Clingerman, Bradlee Shank, Nicholas Cain, Levi Dixon, Jacob Jessee, Robert Jessee, Dakota Jones, Jonathan Leasure, Sabastian Myers, Brandon Swope, Kristin Rohm, Kaitlyn Kinzer, Porsha McCarty, Ariel Smith and Dakota Stanley.

Forbes Road: Tristan Gelvin, Jeffery “Doug” Everts, Macklin Hawkins, Jonathan Martz Jr., Michael Sechrist, Jessica Englert, Mersedez Souders, Miriah Hamil, Cora Wilt, Arica Carbaugh, Bridgette Hoffman and Emilee Sipes.

Central Fulton: Dylan Everts, Connor Johnson, Zachary Peck, Chandler Shimer, Alex Slates, Reva Souders, Alexandria Rexroth, Sierra Carbaugh, Alyce Gladfelter and Alexandra Treml.

The senior cadets include: Macey Hollenshead, Morgan Strait, Jacob Pryor and Timothy Mottern. All are from the Southern Fulton School District.

This year’s camping activities will include programs by the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) K-9 Unit, the PSP Mounted Unit, primitive Indian folklore, snake handling, presentations by the Game Commission, the Army National Guard helicopter, FBI, the county fire companies and a program on stream studies. The youths will also be given instruction on the shooting range and on the obstacle course. Water activities will also be held. The alwayspopular triathlon will be held again this year from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday and a dance for the cadets will also be held again on Thursday evening.

Camp Cadet is a “disciplined” military style boot camp held each year in Fulton County. All students between the ages of 12-15 are invited to apply. All staff is volunteer, and the camping experience is free to the campers each year. Funds to operate the camp are solicited through fundraisers by the association.

The Fulton County Camp Cadet Association’s board of directors includes Cpl. William Baker, president; Randy Clever, vice president; Christine McQuade, secretary; Lori Lupey, treasurer; and board members Jack Rhodes, Don Eisaman, Brent Pistner, Judy Eisaman, Nancy Younker, Diane Younker, Trooper Jeff Remeikas and Trooper Joe Horton.

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