Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Teams earned top scores out of the 1,378 U.S. Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world.
After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Everglades, Hollywood Hills and West Broward High School’s JROTC Leadership and Academic Teams competed, in person, at the Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2016 Army JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl Championship competition was held on the campus of The Catholic University of America, June 24 - 28, 2016. This event was sponsored by the Army JROTC and was conducted by College Options Foundation.
The BCPS JROTC teams were among the top 3% of JROTC programs to attend the championship competition. Everglades High School placed 16th in the Academic Bowl while West Broward High School and Hollywood Hills High School placed sixth and 23rd respectively in the Leadership Bowl.
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.
BCPS has the largest JROTC program in the country with a program in every traditional high school and more than 7,500 students participating. The graduating cadets of 2016 averaged a 99% graduation rate with 84% attendance to colleges and universities or admission to the Armed Forces.