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      ROTC offers leadership skills to high schoolers

      Officers of the ROTC program at NMU held their annual Junior Leadership Day Saturday. High school students from Ironwood and C alumet gathered at the campus to learn more about the program.

      Leadership day is designed to inform incoming college students of opportunities with the program. Students used team work to complete obstacle courses while blindfolded and acting out emergency situations.

      "A lot of these students are coming to Northern, so we just want to make them aware of the different opportunities that they have," said First Lt. Margaret Ziffer.

      "We're also trying to emphasize leadership and confidence building skills for these students - communication, critical thinking - that's what a lot of these activities are about is just getting students to be involved and expose them to that."

      ROTC offers scholarships and financial aid to those who complete a highly competitive application process.

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