Upson-Lee NJROTC cadets Megan Collins, Alyssa Hanson, Chad Moore, and Marie Simkins recently graduated from the rigorous week-long Area 12 NJROTC Leadership Academy at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Activities included early morning daily physical training and tests, classroom academic instruction, room inspections, uniform inspections and drill training. These cadets are considered the best of the best and are authorized to wear the prestigious silver cord on their uniform. Cadet Commander Victoria Meyerriecks, who graduated from the academy last year, served as a member of the cadre. CDR Jim Jarvis served as the academy executive officer, and Petty Officer Chuck Meyerriecks was a classroom instructor. Left to right are CDR Jim Jarvis, Chad Moore, Alyssa Hanson, Megan Collins, Marie Simkins, Victoria Meyerriecks, and IT1 Chuck Meyerriecks.