My name is Lindsey Gammon. I was the team leader of Alpha Team on the First of August, 2012. I am from Buxton, Maine. I am seventeen years old and will be a senior in high school this year. My leadership experience prior to coming to the Future Leader Camp is that I have been a captain of the soccer team for two years. The most valuable lesson I learned today was that it is very important for everyone on your team to be on the same page when working together. I will use the lessons and skill sets I learned today when I'm leading my soccer and softball team. The greatest challenge that I encountered today was keeping the team grounded during stressful and tough situations. The activity I had the most fun with today was archery. This was the most challenging test for me, but I passed the test which made me feel successful.
I am Brian Deliberato, and I was Bravo Team leader on August 1, 2012. I come from Centerville, Ohio, and I am 17 years old. I have been involved in the Boy Scouts of America since I was five years old, which has helped contribute to prior experiences before coming to the Future Leader Camp. The most valuable lesson I learned today is to have discipline, as well as learning to take responsibility. I would use this later in life to make sure teammates on any team I am a part of would follow my example and stay in line. The greatest challenge I faced today was to get one of my team mates to back down from trying to be in charge. The activity that I had the most fun with was the return march from the FTX (Feild Training Excersice), because our team is very close and we had an absolute blast.
My name is Sean Murphus, and i was the Charlie Team leader on the first of August, 2012. I am from New York and I am 15 years old. Before this camp I went to St. Johns NWMA. I learned today not to fight your teammates, and to be helpful and social to all group members in the future to be a good leader. The greatest challenge I faced today was controlling 9 team mates and helping them out. Shooting the pellet rifles was my favorite activity of the day.
I am Sam Knowles from cincinnati Ohio. I am 17 years old, and I am a member of my school's student government and a leader on my lacrosse team. I learned today that people must respect leaders and leaders must maintain order while gaining their teammates trust. The greatest challenge that I faced today was dealing with angry teammates. The skills that I learned today I will use to lead in my class and help on my sport teams. The activity that I had the most fun with today was at the Archery challenge.
My name is Seth Artero, and I was the Echo Team leader the 1st of August, 2012. I am from Alexandria, Virginia, and my previous experiences before this encampment was being involved in an Armu Junior ROTC program. Today, I had the most fun drilling my team for the upcoming drill competition. I learned today that constant motivation can make a team strive to do its absolute best.
I am Michael Kililea of Quincy, Massachussets. I am 17 years old, and I have been involved in an Air Force Junior ROTC Program for more than three years now. Today (August 1, 2012), I was the team leader of Foxtrot Team. The most valuable lesson that I learned today was about motivation and teamwork, even though all of the tests were individually based. I would use this lesson to better myself as a leader, and to help motivate others. I can also see how such skills can better my career future. The greatest challenge that I encountered today was using our time wisely to complete all the tests on time, and in the right order.
My name is Connor Tully, and I was the team leader of Golf Team on August 1, 2012. I am from Attleboro, Massachussets. I am 17 years old, and I was the track captain for my school, which has helped condition me both physically and in leadership quality before coming to the Future Leader Camp. The most valuable lesson I learned today was how it feels to be in charge and be responsible for a small group of individuals. I would apply these lessons I learned into leading my football team, and track team, this upcoming school year. I also can see myself applying these skills in a military career. The greatest challenge that I faced today was taking charge of my group. I had a lot of fun at the Challenge Stakes Course today. I think everyone on my team had a good time.
I am Jake Riti, and on August 1, 2012, I was Hotel Team leader. I am from Monroe township in New Jersey, and I am 17 years old. I am a leader of the Boy Scouts of America in my town, which has helped contribute a lot of leadership training prior to coming to this encampment. The most valuable lesson that I was taught today was the lesson of organization. These lessons have taught me so that in the future, I will always preapre for what I need to do, and not to slack off. The greatest challenge that I faced today was having everyone in the team pay attention to one thing at a time. The most fun activity that I participated in today was the Challenge Course.