Cadets in Action: Highlighting the Efforts of Cadet Major Sonya Erickson

January 04, 2023

On 23 December 2022, LBSS JROTC Cadets visited and toured the White House in Washington DC. This trip consisted of Cadets only and their family members. The trip was organized and led by Cadet Major Sonya Erickson who is the Bruin Battalion Training Officer. She used her POG/POL Skills to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with a member of the Secret Service and scheduled a semi-guided tour. The tour provided Cadets with interesting facts and niche information about the portraits, rooms, and Christmas decorations put up annually. The trip provided Cadets with a fun and insightful experience of some unfamiliar US history in detail.

After the tour Cadets discussed the White House history, different presidents, paintings, special items, and rooms they had seen in the White House over a warm breakfast at the Silver Diner in Fairfax. Cadets displayed collaboration and communication about their favorite fun facts and experience from the rare opportunity that they will remember for a lifetime! 

These events aligned with some of the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Skills (POG).  POG was adopted within FCPS in 2014 to ensure that students develop attributes and skills that will empower them to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Ethical and Global Citizen
  • Goal-directed and Resilient Individual