U.S. Army's "High School Challenge" event held at Lumberton High - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

U.S. Army's "High School Challenge" event held at Lumberton High School

Photo credit: WDAM Photo credit: WDAM
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

The U.S. Army’s “High School Challenge” has been touring the country visiting area schools before stopping in Lumberton Wednesday.

The event offered various obstacle courses requiring physical problem solving through cooperative efforts. The program is designed as a hands-on event that provides students the opportunity to put their leadership skills to the test.

Mason Smith, a teacher at Lumberton High School, said the program not only helps kids with developing team skills, but it also prepares them to overcome future obstacles they may have to overcome in order to reach their career goals.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to work together and it really enhances the learning environment, it give them the opportunity to work together as a team.” Smith said. “It gets them outside their comfort zone and step into a new arena that may give them a greater opportunity in the future to be successful.”

The program is aligned with core Army values and objectives, specifically STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), teamwork, leadership, adaptability and versatility. The layout and formal execution of the “High School Challenge” is what binds the overall experience.

Ultimately, the “High School Challenge” raises awareness with prospects in regard to the available career options.

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 
 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-01-21 02:03:46 GMT

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

    More >>

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

    More >>
  • Dupree, Marx, remember deadly Jan. 21 tornado as anniversary nears

    Dupree, Marx, remember deadly Jan. 21 tornado as anniversary nears

  • Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-21 00:32:41 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

    More >>

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly