"It brings other kids together to be friends. It can change your life forever," said Addison Bemis, first-grader at LaCoste Elementary.
LaChance said the overall goal is to make these cadets “better citizens” by having them go through this military structured program.
"Everyone finds their own way to use this program to their advantage."
Complete with a mock medical clinic as a classroom, Memorial High School earned the title as the Go Public Cool School winner for October.
“It’s bringing me out of my shell,” said Jasmine Rosales, 8th Grader. “My passion for music has been growing for a long time.”