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Madison Maddox, a freshman at Collins High School, attended Oak Ridge Military Academy Leadership Camp for 2 weeks.
The academy, established in 1852 and located outside of Greensboro, N.C., is the second-oldest military academy in the United States. The camp, which had 27 in the class, has a substantial physical component and all campers participate in military formations, marching drills and leadership training.
Maddox was awarded one out of only five “Rappelling Tabs” for her tactical rappelling. This included rappelling off a 60-foot wall, a 70- and 90-foot rock face at Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks, where she successfully rappelled Australian Style (face first).
Campers also completed obstacle courses, participated in the rifle range, where she was first in her class, paint ball competitions and fun.
She is the daughter of Susan and Church Saufley and Jody Maddox.