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Archive for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Free State High School graduate is tops at U.S. Army leadership course

July 26, 2011, 3:58 p.m. Updated July 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

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John Bergman, a U.S. Army cadet in Kansas University’s ROTC program and a 2008 Free State High School graduate, was ranked No. 1 out of 486 cadets in his regiment at the Army’s 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course.

Cadets at the course are tested on physical stamina, endurance, ability to navigate over difficult terrain and team-building and leadership skills.

Thousands of cadets attend the training each year at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Bergman will begin his senior year at KU this fall, majoring in business leadership and management, and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after his graduation.

He is the son of Ray and Kathy Bergman, of Lawrence.

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rlsd 2 years, 8 months ago

Congrats John!!!! Excellent person and from a lovely family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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momof4 2 years, 8 months ago

John was a friend of my daughter's in high school. He was a great kid. Even then you knew he was going to make his mark in the world. Congratulations John!

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jswright 2 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations, John! One of the more memorable people I've come across in my life. Love the entire Bergman family - such wonderful, kind people. Keep up the good work!

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ahyland 2 years, 8 months ago

Yup! He sure does. Adding shortly... thanks for the catch!

Andy Hyland

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NotASquishHead 2 years, 8 months ago

Does Bergman have a first name? Key piece of information...

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NotASquishHead 2 years, 8 months ago

Does Bergman have a first name? Key piece of information...

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