Glencoe students go through US Army High School Challenge

April 03, 2019 05:53 PM

A U.S. Army high school challenge touring the state right now is one tool being used to recruit future soldiers.

It's all about putting the students through leadership, teamwork and mental agility demands. Sgt. Paul Bryson said it gives the kids first-hand experience on how the Army works. 


Over 300 kids will go through multiple challenges.

"We have two teams of four competing against each other so there's always that rivalry to try to see who's better," he said.

Megan Stoeckman and Marissa Greeley of Glencoe were going through the challenge with their teammates. Both said they breezed through the first test.

"30 seconds, and I didn't think it was difficult," Stoeckman said. "And the boys have to do 15 pullups."

Bryson said that, as the kids work, he hopes some of them consider a career in the army. 

Greeley said she's doing just that.

"I think it would be a good challenge and I'm up for a good challenge," Greeley said.

Glencoe was the first leg of the tour. Students at Faribault High School will face the same challenges Friday.

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