URI's ROTC students complete Camp Challenge
KINGSTON, R. I. -- July 25, 2000 -- Six students from the University
of Rhode Island Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program recently completed
Camp Challenge is a five-week paid internship which students attend between
their sophomore and junior years.
The camp's adventurous and challenging training attracts students from
across the country to Fort Knox, Kentucky, where they learn about themselves
and the Army.
During this five-week course of instruction, students were given numerous
leadership responsibilities that taught them how to be a team player, solve
complex problems, and communicate ideas to other members of the team.
While at camp, students validate or compete for scholarships valued at
more than $18,000 per year.
In the fall, the students will officially become members of the URI
ROTC Cramer's Sabers Battalion.
URI students who completed Camp Challenge and their hometowns are:
Adam DiPetrillo Cumberland
Patrick Donaher Framingham, Mass.
Erika Huard Paxton, Mass
Ilea McKinney Madison, NJ
Adriana Ramirez Portsmouth
Jim Seward Toms River, NJ.
For Information: Second Lt. Michael Ceprano,
401-874-2385, Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116