NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Amanda L. Russell, a student at Lewiston High School, recently completed the Leadership Challenge Weekend held at Norwich University.

The two-day program is designed to expose college-bound students to a military college and university life, while providing a challenging leadership experience through the development of individual leadership skills, self-confidence and teamwork.

Students learn how to become part of a team, communicate effectively, lead and follow. The program includes a leadership reaction course, leadership and effective communications classes, physical fitness training, climbing wall, water survival and a class on how to properly assemble a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Students must meet strict academic, character and leadership requirements in order to apply. With more than 1,100 cadets and 800 students, Norwich University is the nation’s oldest senior military college and considered the home of ROTC.

Russell is the daughter of Chief Storekeeper Lou and Patty Russell of Lewiston.

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