WHITEFIELD, N.H. -- Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from the White Mountains Regional High School Academic and Leadership teams recently competed in round one of competitive online play against thousands of JROTC students from across the world to win a place in the championship and an opportunity to win a trip to Washington, DC. During the competition, students are tested on standard high school curriculum; math, science, English and leadership skills. Only 24 teams in the nation will advance to the finals.

The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl is a nationally recognized academic competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition and college opportunity. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC and its cadets by demonstrating the academic abilities of JROTC students.

After advancing through the first phase of competition, the WMRHS JROTC cadets will compete in the second phase of The College Options Foundation's 2012 JROTC Leadership and Academic Challenge. If successful, the teams will advance to the final Championship round of Leadership and Academic Bowl which will be held in Washington, D.C. June 22-26.

The 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. Using academic competitions, college exam study guides, college admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, College Options Foundation has assisted the nation's 1.1 million Department of Defense -- JROTC cadets worldwide.

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