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LIHU‘E — The Waimea High School Jr. ROTC unit has qualified to advance to the 2013 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl and Symposium at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., June 21 through 25.
Waimea High School has been selected to fill one of 40 Leadership spots, according to Emily Donahue, program director for College Options Foundation.
Major Victor Aguilar, head of the Waimea High School Jr. ROTC, said the Menehune unit finished first in the JLAB Leadership portion, followed by Punahou in second place.
On the Academic Bowl competition, Waimea finished second behind Punahou, which was first in that competition.
“The significance of the award is that Waimea High School competed and won among the top JROTC programs in the state of Hawai‘i, and in the 8th Brigade, which includes Washington, Arkansas, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawai‘i, Guam, American Samoa, Korea and Japan,” said William Arakaki, the Kaua‘i Area Complex superintendent.
Results from College Options indicate Punahou shared top honors in the 2013 Army Academic Level 2 with Fullerton Union High School of California.
Waimea High School shares second place in the competition with Lowell High School of San Francisco.
Three California schools, John F. Kennedy of La Palma, Long Beach Polytechnic High School and Robert Millikan High School, both of Long Beach, share third place for the 8th Brigade.
In the 2013 Army Leadership Level 2 competition for Bridgade 8, Waimea High School shares top honors with James Monroe High School of North Hills, Calif., Lowell High School of San Francisco, and Western High School of Anaheim, Calif.
Second place honors are shared by Punahou School with Boise High School of Boise, Idaho, East Valley High School of Yakima, Wash., Oak Hills High Schools of Oak Hills, Calif. and Tinian High School of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Visit the website www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net for more information.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.
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