Youth Challenge Academy Graduation

1 of 10
Cadets who are planning to go into the military were asked to stand during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
2 of 10
Colonel Stephen Elle delivers the keynote address during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
3 of 10
A cadet folds her hands behind her back during the benediction at the start of the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
4 of 10
Teresa Sanders (center) holds up a sign saying "Punkin" for her son Cadet Jordan Sanders as he walks across the stage during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sanders sits with Quintin Sanders (left) and Coretta Redden (right, clapping). Sara Caldwellstaff
5 of 10
Danny Gillis hugs the recipient of the scholarship gifted in memory of his son Tyler Gillis, who passed away before he could graduate with the other members of his class, during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
6 of 10
Graduates march into the arena during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
7 of 10
A cadre member looks out at the audience as a graduate stands behind a curtain during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
8 of 10
Graduates line up before entering the arena for the ceremony during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
9 of 10
A 2013 tassel is seen hanging from a mortarboard during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
10 of 10
Members of the most recent graduating class are seated after the presentation of colors, benediction, national anthem and pledge of allegiance during the Youth Challenge Academy Graduation at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Augusta,Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff

This Week's Circulars