Tarheel Challenge Academy Has Refurbished Bus from Prison System

RALEIGH

The New London and Tarheel Challenge Academy cadets used their newly refurbished bus Feb. 12 when cadets traveled to Raleigh to visit the state legislative building and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The former prison bus is a result of interagency cooperation among the Department of Public Safety's Fleet and Materials Management, Adult Correction and the North Carolina National Guard.

The cadets' trip was used to reinforce classroom lessons about history and state government. The N.C. National Guard operates two Tarheel Challenge Academies in New London and Salemburg.

Tarheel Challenge Academy is a military-style school run by the NCNG for at-risk, operating with a 12-month program to instill leadership, improved self-esteem and personal responsibility.

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