After advancing through two phases of online competition, the J.R. Tucker Marine Corps JROTC Academic Team composed of Carter Applewhite, Bowen Ault, Jack Drilling, Jhene’ Stephens, and Bryan Valdes will compete in person at the Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2019 U.S Marine Corps Junior ROTC Academic Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America, June 21-25, 2019. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps JROTC and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.
J.R. Tucker’s MCJROTC team earned top scores to win a place in this national competition. The team is one of only eight Marine Corps JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the finals. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, students were tested on their knowledge of JROTC curriculum, English, Math, Science, and current events. 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.