Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Scripps Ranch High JROTC Academic Team Wins Top Honors

Scripps Ranch After nine rounds of competition, the Scripps Ranch High School Air Force JROTC academic team, composed of Alwin Hui, Cameo Tsui, Stephenie Reid and William Jiang, took first place in the 2012 Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl Championship. The competition was held in Washington D.C., on the campus of George Mason University, June 22-26. The event was sponsored by the Air Force JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation.

The Scripps Ranch High team earned the top scores of the more than 200 teams that competed from around the world to win a place in the finals, which included an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. In the two fast-paced rounds of online competition, students were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, math and science, using SAT/ACT-type questions. One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state graduation exams as well as college entrance exams. The team was one of only sixteen Air Force JROTC teams to advance to the finals.

The JROTC Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl is a nationally recognized academic competition created exclusively for JROTC students and provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition and college opportunities.

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. Utilizing 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.