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JROTC teams to compete in national bowl competitions

June 2, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — After advancing through two phases of online competition, two Concordia Lutheran High School JROTC teams will compete in Washington, D.C, at The 2015 Army JROTC Bowl Championships later this month.

The academic team, composed of c/MAJ Mitchell Scott, c/2LT Tucker Bennett, c/2LT Jackson Wagoner and c/Derek Egolf, will compete in person at the final championship event of The 2015 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship. The leadership team, composed of c/2LT Hannah Martin, c/SSG Colin Brieschaft, c/SGT Faith Poor, and c/SGT Elizabeth Evans, will compete in person at the final championship event of The 2015 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship. Both will take place at The Catholic University of America on June 26-30.

These events are sponsored by the Army JROTC and is conducted by College Options Foundation.

During the initial two rounds of competitive online play, Concordia’s academic JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,512 teams that competed from around the world to win a place in the National Academic Bowl competition and the all-expense paid trip to DC. The team is one of only 24 Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the finals.

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

During the initial two rounds of competitive online play, Concordia’s leadership JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,320 teams that competed from around the world to win a place in the National Leadership Bowl competition and the all-expense paid trip to DC. The team is one of only 40 Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the finals. In the fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of leadership values and skills including leadership tenets from Gen. George C. Marshall.

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.

College Options Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them with their preparation for higher education. Using academic competitions, college exam study guides, college admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, College Options Foundation has assisted the nation’s JROTC cadets worldwide for over a decade.

Concordia’s JROTC program develops confident, caring Christian leaders and citizens. Students learn leadership skills, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills, decision making processes, team building, effective speaking and writing. The program is celebrating its 99th anniversary this year.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.

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