23 cadets from Lincoln-Way completed a one-week intensive, competitive leadership camp in Dayton, Ohio, last week.  Ohio Valley Leadership School brings together over 130 cadets from 7 different schools and 4 states.  Cadets are pushed hard in a military-style environment where they learn the value of teamwork, camaraderie, and what it takes to be a leader.  The week-long program is designed to instill discipline and resiliency, but have fun along the way.  Cadets also went canoeing, indoor skydiving, and paintballing.  At the end of camp, an awards ceremony highlighted their achievements.  Ten of our students earned awards:

Andy Powers (LWE) - Vice Commander’s Award (#2 cadet overall score)

Joaquin Tsoukatos (LWE) - Instructor’s Award (#1 cadet w/o academic test)

Rachel Svancarek (LWC) - AS 3 (Top junior cadet)

Sarina Nayden (LWE) - AS 1 (Top freshman cadet)

Rachel Svancarek (LWC) - Iron Woman (best overall fitness score)

Joaquin Tsoukatos (LWE) - Fleetfoot Award - Male (fastest mile run time)

Rachel Svancarek (LWC) - Knock-out, 2nd Place Distinguished Graduates (Top 15%):  Isella Estes (LWW), Hadrian Nicosia (LWC), Makylah Lewis (LWE), Faith Vascik (LWC), Isabella Molek (LWC), Shelby Stanford (LWC)