TMI cadet completes leadership program

Jeffrey Jaime Jr., a junior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, successfully completed Future Leader Camp at Norwich University, a private military college in Northfield, Vt.

The two-week summer program for high-school students provides participants with a challenging and meaningful adventure camp experience while building an understanding of small-group leadership techniques, ethics, teamwork, problem-solving and effective communications. Training includes classroom instruction as well as physical challenges such as climbing, rappelling and wilderness-survival skills taught during a three-day overnight exercise.

Participants must demonstrate previous involvement in leadership-driven activities. Jaime is a cadet staff sergeant in the Texas Military Corps of Cadets, an award-winning JROTC unit. His July 30 graduation from the Norwich program satisfied the Corps’ leadership camp requirement.

“Programs like these promote personal leadership development,” said TMI Commandant Maj. Douglas McVey. “(Participants) gain experience through (camp) leadership positions and then they bring back what they have learned to draw on in their leadership positions here.”

Jaime also participated in the summer Exploration Program for high-school students at Yale University, where he completed specialized topics in both Science and Engineering disciplines and took part in extracurricular activities such as rugby, football and deep-sea fishing.