Go Explore: The Citadel

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SEMC Scavenger Hunt/Go Explore: The Citadel
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The Citadel

I hope you enjoyed the Exhibitor Expo. During a coffee break today, visit the Citadel, a public military college located a few blocks from the Charleston Marriott. Learn more about the Citadel below to unlock the next challenge:

About the Citadel

The Citadel was founded by an act of the state legislature in 1842 as the South Carolina Military Academy. Originally, it consisted of the Citadel Academy in Charleston and the Arsenal Academy in Columbia but this last one was burned by General Sherman's forces during the American Civil War and never reopened. The Citadel Academy was occupied by Union troops in 1865 and became an educational institution in 1882. Citadel Academy cadets manning a battery on Morris Island started the conflict in January 1861 when they shelled the Union steamship Star of the West which was attempting to resupply Fort Sumter. Three years later, the cadet battalion made up more than a third of a Confederate force that defended a strategic rail line during the Battle of Tulifinny, the only moment when the entire student body fought in combat.

This video will show you what makes Citadel so special and important:

The Citadel was awarded 9 battle streamers for service in the Civil War and is one of only 5 American colleges to receive a battle streamer for its students' participation in wartime service. In 1922, the school moved from its original location on Marion Square in downtown Charleston to a new campus on the banks of the Ashley River on the northwest side of the city. The Citadel has grown steadily from an enrollment of 460 to its present 3,500. During World War II, The Citadel had the highest percentage of any American college student body serving in the military and all but 346 of its living graduates were members of the armed forces. In 2018, The Citadel appointed the first female, Sarah Zorn, to lead the entire South Carolina Corps of Cadets as a Regimental Commander. In 1968, a graduate program was started. In 1898, there was a significant improvement campaign that renovated the majority of the buildings on campus and expanded academic offerings such as Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice and Nursing.

Check out this video to learn more about Sarah Zorn:

Your Challenge

We talked already about students serving in the military. Now it is time to honor them. For this task, visit The Citadel War Memorial. On a tablet in the center of the memorial, you will find a quote. To unlock this mission, complete the following sentence: “When country calls, The Citadel ....“ (Hint: 1 word)

Bonus Point: Social Share

Take a picture of yourself in front of one of the buildings or by The Citadel War Memorial. Share on Facebook and tag @VAMONDE and #semc2019 for the chance to add a bonus entry for the prize.

Cover Photo by Wally Gobetz via Flickr and licensed under CC-BY-ND-NC 2.0

Information sourced from Wikipedia.

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Go Explore: The Citadel

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