PICKENS - After advancing through two phases of competition, the Pickens High School JROTC academic team composed of Naideli Pinedo, Samantha Wagner, Kerrigan Galloway, and Nick Reinovsky will compete in the final Championship round of The 2012 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship in Washington D.C., on the campus of George Mason University, June 22-26, 2012. This event is sponsored by the Army JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation.
During two rounds of competitive online play, Pickens High School JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,583 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. 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 team is one of only twenty-four Army Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the finals.
The winner of the Army JROTC Academic Championship will compete against the winners of the Air Force JROTC and Navy JROTC Academic Bowls in the newly established JROTC Tri-Service Academic Bowl Championship.
The JROTC Leadership Symposium 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 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 1.1 million JROTC cadets worldwide.