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JROTC team takes 4th in nation at academic bowl

July 2, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The JROTC team at Concordia Lutheran High School took fourth place in the nation at the 2015 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship, beating out more than 1,500 teams from around the country.

The competition pitted JROTC teams against each other in a battle of wits, from knowledge of math and literature to humanities and science. This is the first year that Concordia has participated in the academic bowl.

“They did great,” said SFC (R) Alan Conrad, who leads the JROTC program at Concordia. “I asked them how they prepared, and they said, ‘We did our studies.’”

Concordia’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp) develops students to be 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.

Teams qualified for the competition by advancing through two rounds of competitive online play against 1,512 other teams. Concordia’s team qualified among only 24 Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation. Concordia’s academic team was comprised of c/MAJ Mitchell Scott, c/2LT Tucker Bennett, c/2LT Jackson Wagoner and c/Derek Egolf. The competition took place at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on June 26-30.

Concordia also competed with a team in the 2015 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship. Team members were c/2LT Hannah Martin, c/SSG Colin Brieschaft, c/SGT Faith Poor and c/SGT Elizabeth Evans. The team finished 14th.

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.

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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