Spartan Battalion Cadets Samantha Belanger, Sheldon Holmes, Kegan McKinnon and Hannah Piper recently shared their talent and skills with the attendees of the West Point Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM workshop held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.
This goal of this workshop was to increase attending students’ motivation and ability to make better choices and to serve as role models for peers in their school and neighborhood communities. At the workshop, cadets facilitated the learning as students struggled with and developed solutions to leadership and ethical dilemmas that span the spectrum of societal challenges such as diversity, civility, communications, character and STEM.
During the workshop the Spartan Battalion cadets were able to lead a diverse team of students, much like the diverse soldiers they will lead in today’s Army, and specifically focus on developmental activities that ranged from ethics, robotics, drones, bridge-building, and most importantly, leadership. Their efforts contributed to the students’ awareness of the traits the Spartan Battalion looks for in their candidates.
Approximately 225 delegates attended the workshop, including 6th through 12th grade students from middle and high schools in the Detroit area, educators, and regional and corporate leaders.