Osborne High School JROTC Academic Leadership Team to Make 11th Trip to Compete in National Championship

During the initial two rounds of competition, the Osborne High School JROTC Academic Leadership Team earned top scores against the 1,320 JROTC teams from around the world. In the fast-paced preliminary rounds of the U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl, cadets were tested on their knowledge of leadership values and skills including leadership tenets from Gen. George C. Marshall.

As a result of their success, the Osborne team is one of only 40 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Leadership Bowl Championship on the campus of The Catholic University of America June 22-26. Out of the past 12 years, this year marks the eleventh national championship trip for Osborne.

The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl is a nationally-recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. It is sponsored by the U.S. Army JROTC and is conducted by College Options Foundation. At the event, cadets learn the value of citizenship, participate in academic competition, and gather information about college opportunities. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.

In addition to competing in the national academic and leadership competitions, the JROTC students will tour Washington, D.C. and meet with leaders in education, business, government, and the military.

Osborne’s Leadership Team is composed of cadets Lorena Vargas, Ivan Sontay, Karen Rueda, and Javanyea Moore.

Read the article about Osborne’s trip to the national championship in 2016.