The Kramer Summer Leadership Conference

The Kramer Summer Leadership Conference is the annual gathering of cadets from across the state and supplements the Academy’s year-round programming. Selected Leadership cadets participate in a week of developmental activities emphasizing personal and professional development, academic preparation, fellowship, and fun. This residential conference allows cadets to live on Maryville College’s campus, where they have the opportunity to experience college life during the week.

During camp, cadets attend self-esteem, development, and goal setting classes, all while emphasizing their academic, personal, social, interpersonal, and spiritual development. Guest speakers from around the community introduce cadets to important leadership traits and skills. The cadets are also taught and encouraged to participate in community service activities.

The camp is hosted by Maryville College and sponsored by Arconic, DENSO, and the Alcoa City Center.

2017 Conference

To view this year’s conference program, please click here for the PDF.

To view pictures from this year’s conference, please click here to view the album found on our Facebook page.

The Annual Academic Awards Banquet

At the end of each school year, DENSO sponsors the Annual Academic Awards banquet at a high-end restaurant to treat high-achieving cadets to an evening of elegant dining. This banquet introduces the young leaders to community business leaders and allows cadets to share their successes with their peers and the community. During the dinner, students who earned one of three awards will be announced and presented their award (s).

Awards Possible

  • Academic Accomplishments, earned by the student with the highest GPAs
  • Most Improved, earned by the student who has had the greatest improvement over the course of the school year
  • Perfect Attendance, earned by students who have received perfect attendance from their schools

Partnership with Sylvan Learning Center

To facilitate academic excellence, the Academy partners with the Sylvan Learning Center to provide tutoring, homework assistance, and academic remediation tailored to meet each child’s individual needs. By working with the Sylvan Learning Center, we ensure that each cadet has access to the support that they need so they can excel in their academics and earn the right to attend the Annual Academic Awards Banquet. With the appropriate academic support, we believe that students are more likely to achieve their future goals and become the leaders we need tomorrow.