The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School JROTC Academic and Leadership Teams composed of cadets Khadijah Estrill, Morgan Cleaveland, Jamal Al-Ameen, Dinelle Cadette, Danelly Samuel, Zadek Manzer, Jaquanie Hansby, Veinisha Clements, Sheliqua Bartley and D’Andra Benjaminwere chosen to compete in Level II of the JROTC Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl. (JLAB) Winners of this round will advance to the final championship competition and earn an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. This event is sponsored by the Army JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation.
The leadership team competed against 1,345 teams from around the world to advance to Level II in an online competition, Zero Hour Threat. Level II began Feb. 1 and concludes Feb. 15. In this round, students were tested on their knowledge of leadership values and skills including leadership tenets from Gen. George C. Marshall. Forty-eight leadership teams will advance to leadership symposiumin Washington,D.C., on the campus of George Mason University, June 22 – 26.
The leadership symposium and academic bowl are nationally recognized academic competitions created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity.
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, the foundation has assisted the nation’s 1.1 million JROTC cadets worldwide.