May 25, 2022

West Virginia Superintendent Jumps from 14,000 Feet to Promote Enlistment

Tandem skydiving

CHARLESTON, W. VA. – State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch plunged at 120 miles per hour for a great cause recently. He participated in the U.S. Army Reserve Educator Tour at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The three-day event included a tandem jump with the Golden Knights U.S. Army Parachute Team on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The event highlighted military enlistment as a post-secondary option for high school students.  

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) have designated enlistment as one of the three E’s along with education and employment as a post-secondary career readiness pathway. The event allowed educators to participate in the jumps and other activities to see military career options in action.