Discovery High School’s JROTC Leadership Team is the only team from Gwinnett County that will compete in the 2019 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship in Washington, DC. The team— composed of team members Rossy Dang, Christina Le, Sydney Hughes, and Daniel Patino; and alternates Darhan Amundson and Gustavo Lopez— qualified for the competition after advancing through two phases of online competition. The event will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America, June 21-25.
Discovery’s JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,350 Army JROTC teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only 40 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the championship event in DC. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of current events, leadership values, and leadership skills.
The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl is a nationally recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities.
This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, JROTC Headquarters and is conducted by the College Options Foundation. 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. Using academic competitions, college exam study guides, college admissions tutorials, and personalized counseling, College Options Foundation has assisted the nation’s JROTC cadets worldwide for over a decade.