Fishburne Military School summer session wraps: New cadets welcomed into Corps
The Summer Session at FMS focuses on academic success and includes signature facets such as time-management development, building personal confidence and teamwork within a dynamic and diverse environment.
Thirty-seven of the Summer Cadets completing the program today were first-time students at FMS and required to complete school’s “RAT” training program. “RATs” at FMS are “Recruits at Training” who must learn things such as the school’s honor code, school rules, school songs and school history while learning the basics of life within an Army JROTC Battalion.
Those completing their “RAT” status will be recognized during today’s Summer Commencement ceremony and will have their red, “RAT” nametags replaced with the black nametags worn by Fishburne Cadets. Most of the young men will have their “old man” nametag pinned in place by their mothers or close relations. At this point, the new cadets are officially welcomed as full-fledged members of the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets.
Fishburne Military School Superintendent, Mrs. Susan Johnson, notes “This has been the most successful Summer Session in recent memory. Not one of these young men gave up or quit on us. They should all be commended for having come so far in such a short period of time. Hard work yields a good return and I truly think every one of our Summer Cadets believes this now!”
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