Caddo Magnet High JROTC recognized by U.S. Sec. of Defense | Events
Over the summer, the Army JROTC Leadership Team from Caddo Magnet High went to the nation's capitol to take part in the Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl Championship. This week the team was recognized by the man who oversees our nation's military.
A letter from U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was presented to the Caddo Magnet High JROTC team at the November 26 school board meeting for the student's involvement in the June 2012 event
The JROTC Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized academic and leadership competition created exclusively for JROTC students. Cadets who participate learn the values of citizenship and academic competition while increasing their SAT/ACT scores; also increasing interest in college admissions, improving leadership skills and boosting team and unit esprit de corps. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by providing the opportunity to demonstrate the leadership and academic strengths of the JROTC program.
The Caddo Parish Magnet High School Army JROTC Leadership Team competed against thousands of Army teams from around the world to advance to the Championship. The competition began with two fast-paced online rounds of qualifying competition, Level I – The Challenge and Level II – Zero Hour Threat. During these rounds, leadership teams were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math and Science, using SAT/ACT type questions. One of the main goals of JLAB is to prepare students for state/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT. Other goals of the Leadership Symposium and Competition are to challenge cadets to employ their leadership abilities in task organizing, team building, time management, self-assessment, self-awareness, and problem solving. For more information, please go to: www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net.