Lowndes High JROTC advances to academic championship

Lowndes High JROTC advances to academic championship

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Lowndes High School JROTC Academic Team will compete at The 2018 U.S. Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl Championship, on June 22-26 in Washington, D.C.

Members of the academic team are David Redish, Kiara Taylor, Cayla Rowland, and Tiffany Jones.

The team earned top scores of the 330 JROTC teams that competed from around the world.

The team is one of only sixteen JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the National Academic Bowl competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the Championship event in D.C.

During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, students were tested in their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math, and Science.

The winner of the U.S. Air Force JROTC Academic Championship will compete against the winners of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Navy JROTC Academic Bowls in the JROTC Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship.

The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized academic 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 cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.

This event is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force JROTC and is conducted by College Options Foundation.

College Options Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education.

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