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Rayburn JROTC Leadership team advances to national competition in D.C.

Rayburn JROTC Leadership team advances to national competition in D.C.
Posted on 04/26/2018
The Rayburn High School JROTC Leadership team will compete for the national championship title at the 2018 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl in Washington D.C., June 22-26.Pictured (from left to right):  Captain Edward Christensen, First Sgt. Reagan Sanchez, Sgt. First Class Katy Melendez, Staff Sgt. Carmen Medina
Pictured (from left to right):  Captain Edward Christensen, First Sgt. Reagan Sanchez, Sgt. First Class Katy Melendez, Staff Sgt. Carmen Medina

by Dwight Henson
PISD Communications


The Rayburn High School JROTC Leadership team will compete for the national championship title at the 2018 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl in Washington D.C., June 22-26.

This is the seventh consecutive time that a Rayburn JROTC team has been invited to the competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the championship at the Catholic University of America.

Comprised of Edward Christensen, Carmen Medina, Reagan Sanchez and Katy Melendez, they were one of only 40 teams to advance beyond the online competition-- earning top scores out of over 1,300 Army JROTC teams from around the world. 

“They do really well on their own in regards to normal academics, school work, clubs and organizations,” First Sgt. Luis Gonzalez said. “But I’m really proud of what they do as a team and I know they’re going to represent the school at a really high level just like they did last year.”

The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized competition that teaches cadets the values of leadership, academics, citizenship, competitiveness and college opportunity.