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LCHS junior invited to summer West Point program
Student Caroline Rykard stands with BoE member Verdell Jones, left, Superintendent Franklin Perry and BoE Chairwoman Lily Baker at last weeks board meeting.

Caroline D. Rykard, a junior at Liberty County High School has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience in June.

According to a press release read at the board of education meeting April 10, more than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point.

Rykard will live in the cadet dormitories, eat in the cadet mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops, much like real West Point cadets.

The one-week program is designed to help juniors with college selection, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers and lives in general.

All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, and military and physical fitness training.

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