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A NEW CLASS OF CADETS BEGAN THE STATE’S SUCCESSFUL LINCOLN’S CHALLENGE ACADEMY THIS WEEK.

THE ACADEMY IS BASED IN DOWNSTATE RANTOUL…AND IS A VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR 16, 17 AND 18 YEAR OLD’S SAYS COLONEL LEE WHEELER.

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WHEELER SAYS THE 22 WEEK PROGRAM IS VERY STRUCTURED AND IS MEANT TO TEACH PERSONAL DISCIPLINE.

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LINCOLN’S CHALLENGE IS A STATE AND FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAM. WHEELER SAYS THEY FOCUS ON HEALTH…COMMUNITY SERVICE…COPING SKILLS…LEADERSHIP AND ACADEMICS. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT LINCOLNS CHALLENGE DOT ORG.

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