We have a team of 6 cadets and 2 adult chaperones that are eager to participate in a six-state cadet competition in Drill and Ceremonies. The team is the best in the state, and the only representative of Hawaii that will be attending the competition. With your generous donation our cadets will be able to purchase the plane tickets to attend and win the competition.
Wheeler Composite Squadron, based on Wheeler Army Air Field, is a unit within Civil Air Patrol, the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. In March, our team of six cadets competed against other units in Hawaii in the annual Cadet Competition and took first place in five of the seven events, including first place overall. As a result, we won the right to compete against other states at the Region Cadet Competition at the end of April.
With the state-level competition taking place in March, and the region-level competition taking place in April, there isn’t much time to get together funding. We need to raise $5,500 in order to get our team to Reno, Nevada where the competition is being held at the end of April.
The Cadet Competition is an annual event. Each unit has an opportunity to send a team to compete at the state-level competition. Each state can then send the winners to the Region Cadet Competition, which includes representatives from six states. The winners from this level compete at the National Cadet Competition this summer. The Cadet Competition includes:
Outdoor Presentation of Colors (Reveille and Retreat),
Indoor Presentation of Colors (posting and retrieving flags for a ceremony),
Written Exam (leadership, aerospace, drill and ceremonies, and current events),
Physical Fitness Test,
Team Leadership Problem,
Uniform Preparation (putting together a uniform in 30 minutes from a dossier)
If we don’t raise the funds necessary, we won’t be able to attend and Hawaii will not have a representative at the competition.
Our six cadets were chosen from 15 cadets in our squadron who tried out to be on the team. They practiced for over three months to be ready for the state level competition. Their level of professionalism and dedication showed when they took first place in 5 of the 7 events in the competition. They continue to practice every week, hoping we will raise the money to pay for the airfare.
There are other financial needs for the competition including uniform items, food, and housing which the participants and our unit will be helping to contribute as well.
Thank you for your consideration for helping us represent Hawaii, and to help these cadets receive a chance to go to the National-level competition for which they are working so hard.
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