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JROTC students visit Marshall

Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:42 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's ROTC, TRIO and Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program hosted dozens of JROTC students from both local and regional high schools on Wednesday.

The students toured campus and took part in a number of activities to promote team building and confidence. They climbed a rock wall that was provided by the West Virginia Army National Guard, worked as a team to build a plank bridge and took part in a trust-building exercise.

Captain Stephan Epperly, a recruiting operations officer from Huntington who now works with Marshall's ROTC program, said the exercises were meant to introduce the high school students to the university and help promote the importance of higher education.

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