Three Phoenix Union JROTC Programs Recently Advanced Onto the Next Level of the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl

Posted by Community Relations on 12/10/2014

Three Phoenix Union JROTC programs recently advanced onto the next level of the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) competition to be conducted in February 2015:
Betty Fairfax and South Mountain in the Leadership Bowl and Trevor Browne in the 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 JLAB Team consists of a four-person Leadership Team and a four-person Academic Team. Team members compete against other schools on leadership, JROTC curriculum, and academic knowledge. Many of the questions are similar to ACT math, science, and English questions.

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 and ACT. There are a mix of JROTC curriculum as well as English, Math and Science in each level of the competition as well as questions about current events – focusing on national and international news, particularly international relations, politics, business and science.

The JLAB Leadership teams are questioned on knowledge of leadership principles and classroom applications, their knowledge of leadership tenets from George C. Marshall, their understanding of JROTC Leadership theory and their ability to translate those tenets and theories to scenario-based questions.

The final completion phase of the JROTC JLAB competition is held every year in June in Washington, D.C. Betty Fairfax’ JROTC traveled to D.C., one of 40 teams that participated in the Leadership Bowl during the summer of 2013. The Stampede finished 11th in the nation.