Everglades High School Army JROTC Team to Compete in National Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, DC
MIRAMAR, FL - April 13, 2022 – Through all the obstacles students have faced over the last two years, Army JROTC cadets have risen to the challenge through their participation in the 2021-2022 JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB). The cadets from Everglades High School have proven their ability to overcome and succeed despite those obstacles.
After advancing through two intense phases of online competition, the Everglades High School JROTC Academic Team, composed of Jean Carlos Gonzalez, Lorenzo Trocio, Tien Pham, and Evelyn Contreras, will compete in a Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2022 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship will be held on The Catholic University of America campus, June 24-28, 2022. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.
Everglades High School JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,942 Army JROTC academic teams that competed worldwide. The team is one of only thirty-two Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense-paid trip to the Championship event in D.C.
During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of core curricula such as math, science, and language arts and current events, citizenship, leadership skills, and financial literacy. Financial literacy videos are sponsored by the USAA Educational Foundation and provided to all cadets. Questions from the videos were included in Levels I and II of the online competition.
The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl 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 intellectual 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 nearly two decades.
Principal Sean Curran
Everglades High School
17100 SW 48th Court