Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
St. John’s Military School Leadership Camp began earlier this month with a number of exceptional students in attendance that have been chosen as cadet leaders to guide the corps for the 2013-14 school year, including Luke Whtting from Glen Head.
“Leadership Camp at St. John’s is an opportunity to provide a period of intense leadership training for the selected cadets that will assume student leadership responsibilities,” said
Andy England, president of St. John’s, a private military school in Kansas for young men in the sixth grade through high school. “They take classes in situational leadership, leadership ethics, motivational techniques, professionalism and take part in team-building activities.”
The senior cadet leaders of the school are members of the Battalion Staff. Their academic performance is a major criterion for their selection, and the Battalion Staff for 2013-2014 has a GPA of 3.51. This year’s cadets come from 18 states and three foreign countries, with the number of Chinese students more than doubling from the previous school year.
The preponderance of cadets invited to return from last year have re-enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.
Among the cadet leaders is Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major Luke Whitting, the son of David and Janine Whitting of Glen Head. He has attended St. John’s Military School for three years and will be a senior. Whitting maintains a 3.27 GPA. As Cadet Battalion command sergeant major, Whitting is responsible for the attentiveness training, color guard, cannon detail, and campus police plan.
St. John’s Military School is a private college preparatory school for young men in the sixth grade to 12th grade. The student to teacher ratio is ten to one and is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.