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January 17, 2006

Lee County -- Nine Lee County High School students are preparing to compete against thousands of other teens across the Southeast later this month.

The Lee County Explorers are practicing for their 2006 Winterfest.

Explorers are young people learning life skills through training in the ares of first responder, law enforcement, and health.

The Explorers worked on their five-man task relay today, coached by the Lee County firefighters. In this race, they must dress in firefighters gear, hook together two fire hoses, and put on a nozzle, the same sort of skills that firefighters practice daily.

The Explorers say this is a fun way to learn team work. "To be an explorer teaches you how to be a part of a group," said Explorer Jordan Kinnett. "How to function as a whole body, not just to function as one. It's teaches teamwork, and you got to work together to get something done."

The Explorers will also take part in the ladder raising event, and other fire service competitions.

Winterfest will be held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, January 27th through 29th. Explorers say this is a high adventure way to learn life skills and leadership.


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