JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)
2015/2016 Eagle Battalion JLAB Team finished first place overall within 7th Brigade earning a trip to Washington DC and competed for a national championship!
JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) 2018/2019
Participate in the Academic Bowl or Leadership Bowl and a team(s) may win a chance to compete in the Academic Championship and/or the Leadership Championship that will held in Washington, DC, June 21st through June 25th, 2019.
There are many benefits of participating in the Academic Bowl including:
JLAB Competition Dates
Important JLAB Notes
Academic Team Requirements and Team Composition
Each JROTC unit will be allowed on Academic Team consisting of four cadets - they may be sophomores and/or juniors. Seniors and freshmen cannot participate on the team. Academic Team members may NOT participate on the Leadership Team. Two alternates may be named and may participate in the online testing in case a team member must drop out before the end of the competition; however, alternates are not required. If your team is eligible to participate in the finial competition in Washington, DC, only four team members may attend JLAB.
Level I and Level II Competitions
One of the main goals of JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT. However, many JROTC instructors are understandably interested in measuring how well their cadets are learning the JROTC curriculum. Therefore, we will have a mix of JROTC curriculum as well as English, Math and Science questions in the event level of the competition. A few questions about current events are also included - focusing on national and international news, particularly international relations, politics, business and science. All of the current events questions will be taken from major media available on television, the internet and in daily newspapers.
The Army Academic Championship (JLAB)
The twenty four team advancing to the Academic Championship in Washington, DC, will be notified by email as soon as results of Level II are verified. At the championship, teams will compete in a minimum of ten rounds of competition using buzzers in a "college bowl" game. Teams will have one day to sightsee in Washington, DC.
Teams will be allowed to bring four cadets and one instructor. Additional male and female chaperones will be on staff at JLAB; however, a chaperone from the high school may also attend if required by the school administration. If teams make more than one substitution to the roster recorded at the beginning of the online competition series, the instructor must provide a written explanation for the changes.
Travel costs, gas prices, additional airline fees and most importantly, cuts in educational funding, require that we are all as frugal as possible in our travel arrangements. All travel costs directly related to the event will be covered, but we will endeavor to minimize travel costs where possible and we hope the instructors will assist in this area.
Each team will receive a travel allowance to cover transportation expenses such as:
1. airfare or mileage (if driving)
2. ground transportation to/from Washington, DC airport to the competition site
3. incidentals - baggage, tips, etc.
The amount of the travel allowance will be determined by the location of the team and the average cost of travel from that area. Travel allowance will not exceed $3,500 per team; (this amount is a maximum, not a per team allowance) however, few teams, other than teams traveling from abroad, will require that amount. If travel costs are determined to exceed the authorized limit, the team may choose to either:
1. fundraise to collet the balance of the travel costs OR
2. receive a trophy and certificates of achievement donated by Foundation in lieu of traveling to JLAB.
Eagle Battalion JLAB Team School Year 2015/2016