December 19, 2017
Cadet Jacob Posada (left), Cy-Fair High School AFJROTC academic team commander, joins fellow cadets (from left) Brandi Pineda, Ameris Willis and Martin Perez in reviewing mathematical formulas. Cy-Fair and Jersey Village both qualified for the second round of the international AFJROTC Academic Bowl and are in the running to qualify for a trip to Washington D.C. in June.
Dec. 19, 2017—AFJROTC academic teams from Cy-Fair and Jersey Village high schools competed in the international AFJROTC Academic Bowl, sponsored by the College Options Foundation (COF), and were the only two teams from CFISD to qualify for the next round of competition.
The AFJROTC Academic Bowl is a competition available to all cadets across the world. Teams of six cadets work as a group to answer questions in a variety of subjects, including science, math, reading, grammar, leadership and current events. Cadets take a computerized test together with the goal being to obtain the highest combined score for all the subject tests.
During each level, teams that finish in the top 50 percent qualify to advance to the next round. The competition began with 327 teams, an increase of 80 from the year before. From that total, 179 teams assigned to three divisions qualified for the second round, which will be held in February.
The competition helps promote academic excellence, improve SAT and ACT scores and demonstrate academic strength of the JROTC programs. Four teams each in Division I and II, and eight teams in Division III will qualify for the championship round in June in Washington D.C.
“Our team has consistently qualified for Round 2, but haven’t been able to make the final championship,” said Cadet Jacob Posada, the academic team commander for Cy-Fair AFJROTC. “We are determined to make the finals and be the first team in the district to make it to Nationals.”