THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Area Cadets at State Challenge Academy
The Wisconsin Challenge Academy, a no-cost alternative program for Wisconsins at-risk youth at Fort McCoy, currently has 106 cadets with the The Courage to Change. Since 1998, over 2500 cadets have graduated from the 22 week residential program, which offers high school drop outs or habitual truants a chance to earn their high school equivalency diploma, essential job and life-coping skills, and most importantly, the strength of character to become successful, responsible citizens.
In its 14th year of service the current class is now more than halfway through the program. Among area students are Cadet Jacob Paholke of Coleman and Cadet Brian Jerroll of Crivitz.