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Concordia’s JROTC to compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C.

May 8, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — After advancing through two phases of online competition, Concordia Lutheran High School’s JROTC Leadership Team will compete in person at the championship event in Washington, D.C.

Students competing will be junior JD Schuller (team leader), junior Lindsay Bennett, sophomore Lucas Rosbrugh and freshman Isaiah Rusher.  

The 2018 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America on June 22-26.

This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, JROTC Headquarters and is conducted by College Options Foundation.

Concordia’s JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,329 U.S. Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only 40 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the National Leadership Bowl competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the championship event in DC. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of current events, leadership values, and leadership skills.  

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.

College Options Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in 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 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