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ChalleNGe Academy graduates 5,000th student


On a recent Friday afternoon, Hailey M. Efaw walked across a stage at Camp Dawson and became a milestone.

Cadet Efaw became the 5,000th graduate in the West Virginia National Guard’s Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy program.

Cheered on by their families, Efaw was joined by 105 other cadets in Friday’s ceremonies that completed their 22-week training program at Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy North.

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