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Piper High JROTC Among Top Academic Teams to Compete in National Academic Bowl Championship

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Congratulations to Piper High School’s Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Academic Team for earning a spot in the 2017 U.S. Army JROTC National Academic Bowl Championship. After advancing through two phases of online competitions, the team will compete in person at the Championship event held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., June 23 – 27, 2017.

In the online competitions the Piper High JROTC team earned top scores out of nearly 1,500 Army JROTC teams from around the world. Piper High is one of only 25 Army 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 in the District of Columbia.

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, such as the SAT and ACT.

The winner of the U.S. Army JROTC Academic Championship will compete against 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 and Academic Bowl 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 JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, JROTC Headquarters and is conducted by College Options Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them with their preparation for higher education.

Photo Caption:  Piper High School JROTC Academic Team (front row left to right) Jennifer Vilce, LTC Jennifer Kimmey, Jhordi Pichardo (standing left to right) Trace Hodges, Jeremy Jibodh and Rudy Paul.

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