Central JROTC Team to Compete in
Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, DC
Muncie, IN - After advancing through two phases of
online competition, the Muncie Central’s JROTC academic team composed of
Kristian Jefferis, Cody Gilliland, Julia Ballard, and Cody Bryant will compete
in person at the final Championship event of The 2015 Marine Corps JROTC
Academic Bowl Championship in Washington D.C., on the campus of The Catholic
University of America, June 26-30, 2015.
During the initial two rounds of competitive online
play, the Muncie Central JROTC team earned top scores to win a place in the
National Academic Bowl competition. The team is one of only four Marine Corps
JROTC Academic Bowl Teams in the nation to advance to the finals.
The 2014-2015 Marine Corps JROTC Academic Finalist Teams are:
La Cueva High
School, Albuquerque NM
High School, Muncie IN
R-S Central High
School, Rutherfordton NC
High School, San Diego CA
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
The winner of the Marine Corps JROTC Academic
Championship will compete against the winners of the Army, Navy and Air Force
JROTC Academic Bowls in the JROTC Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship.
The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) 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.
This event is conducted by College Options
Foundation, 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.