The East Union High Army JROTC Academic Team has qualified to compete in the national championship event in Washington, D.C.
East Union team members Hillary Montero, Courtney Amaral, Hailey Gayler, and Danielle Stengel will compete in the 2021 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship at the campus of The Catholic University of America, July 23-27. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.
The cadets qualified after advancing through two phases of online competition.
East Union High School Army JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,717 Army JROTC academic teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only 32 Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the championship event in D.C.
During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of core curriculum such as math, science, and language arts as well as current events, citizenship, and leadership skills.
The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.