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HHS JROTC Team to Compete in National Academic Bowl Championship
The Humble High School JROTC Academic Team, Jericho Gonzaga, Emily Maxwell, Jenny Lin, Ania Ayodele, Amiyah Denny, and Nancy Flores, will compete in person at the National Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, DC after advancing through two phases of online competition.
The 2019 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship will be held at The Catholic University of America, June 21-25, 2019. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, JROTC Headquarters and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.
The cadets started their Academic Bowl journey in October. The Humble High School JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,393 Army JROTC teams that competed from across 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 DC.
During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, students were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math, and Science. One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, like the ACT and SAT. During the competition, the cadets will be asked questions that focus on leadership preparation, wellness and fitness, group/team dynamics, current events, and communication skills.
The winner of the U.S. Army JROTC Academic Championship will compete against the winners of the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy JROTC Academic Bowls in the JROTC Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship. The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) gives cadets an opportunity to learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college. The competition also provides opportunities for JROTC cadets to demonstrate their leadership and academic abilities.