Osborne High JROTC Team Competes at National Championship, Ranks in Top 1% of High Schools

Members of the Osborne High School JROTC Leadership and Academic team met Miss America Betty Cantrell during their trip to the 2016 National Championship in Washington, D.C. (Pictured from Left to Right) Ashely Zavala; CW4 Rodney Fagan; Miss America, Betty Cantrell; Maria Jaime; (Bottom Row) Adrian Garcia and Kaleb Henry.

The Osborne High School JROTC Leadership and Academic team traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2016 National Championship June 24-28.

The team competed against academic teams from around the world and maintained a national ranking in the top one percent academically among all 1,731 high schools with JROTC programs.

All the Osborne team members were awarded three nationals medals: The General George C. Marshall Leadership Medal, National Guard Civilian Service Medal and the Douglas McArthur Leadership Medal.

In addition to the competition, teams toured the historical sites in the nation’s capital and had the opportunity to listen to leaders in academia and the military. They also got to hear from and meet the current Miss America, Betty Cantrell.

The team earned the all-expenses paid trip by placing first in the JROTC Southeast Region, which includes Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Island. It’s the ninth time that Osborne High placed first.

Thank you to the Osborne JROTC Team and CW4 Rodney G. Fagan for serving as such excellent representatives of Cobb Schools!