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JROTC Academic Team from RMA headed to National Competition

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L-R: Kevin Muir, Jake Weiner, and Harrison Summerour
GAINESVILLE - The JROTC Academic Team of Riverside Military Academy recently earned a 1st Place spot during the second level of the JROTC Academic Bowl Challenge sponsored by The College Options Foundation (COF). Out of 3,370 schools across the nation, the RMA team is one of only 24 teams advancing to the 2013 Army JROTC Tri-Service Academic Bowl Championship at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on June 21-25.

The Riverside team includes C/SSG Benjamin Jobson, C/SFC DoYeun Kim, C/SSG Kevin Muir, C/1SG Harrison Summerour, and C/2LT Jake Weiner. Their coach is 1SG Thomas Walker, RMA Military Science Instructor. Trip expenses will be covered by the COF and will include a day of sight-seeing in Washington, D.C.

The JROTC Academic Bowl Challenge is one of COF’s fast –paced Internet-based academic competitions designed to challenge and prepare high school students for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. It was designed by i.d.e.a.s. at Disney-MGM Studios. Each level of the competition consists of questions derived from the JROTC curriculum, language arts, math, science, and current events.

Competition levels of the JROTC Academic Bowl Challenge are:

Level I (Nov 2012) – “The Challenge” included 25% JROTC questions, 65% SAT/ACT-type questions and 10% current event questions. (Internet-based competition)
Level II (Feb 2013) – “Zero Hour Threat” included 15% JROTC questions, 75% SAT/ACT-type questions and 10% current event questions. (Internet-based competition)
Level III (Jun 2013) - Tri-Service Academic Bowl Championship (national competition on location in Fairfax, VA)



Link: Riverside Military Academy
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