First CAP students at Red Brick recognized

FIRST IN THEIR PROGRAM–Red Brick School held a ceremony last week recognizing five students in the school’s first ever ranking ceremony for the Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program. Pictured after receiving their pins at the ceremony are: Sean Edwards, Mason Pritchard, Rylan Delay, Nickelijah Duffin and Zachary Hornbostel.

On Patriots Day, Sept. 11, a special ceremony was held at the Career Center of Southern Illinois (CCSI) for five students in a new program.

Red Brick School, a “safe school”, is located at CCSI and “provides education for students who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to be successful at their home school. The alternative education program serves the schools in Monroe and Randolph Counties.” It serves students in sixth through tenth grades who are identified as “at-risk” of dropping out or failing to graduate on time.

Red Brick School is in its first year of participating in the Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program, which is a program for youth ages 12-18. 

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. CAP supports America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power. CAP membership does not equate to membership in the military; it is a private, non-profit humanitarian organization, and is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.

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