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Johnson JROTC Leadership Team Meets Governor Rick Perry

The Johnson JROTC Leadership team meets Governor Rick Perry.

The Johnson JROTC Leadership Team (L to R) Cadet Max Pawloski, Cadet Kiana Reveles, Cadet Alexis Telles and Cadet Will Porth enjoy a meet and greet with Governor Perry.

The Johnson High School JROTC Leadership Team is still basking in the championship title they earned at the annual Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), held in Washington, D.C. The team won the championship last summer, but recently enjoyed the opportunity to meet with Texas Governor Rick Perry at the State Capitol. Governor Perry recognized the cadets - Max Pawloski, Kiana Revelels, Will Porth and Alexis Telles - for their outstanding efforts in brining home the national championship.

District representatives takes a photo with the students and Governor Perry.

The Johnson cadets took the championship title in an extremely rigorous competition that introduced a new six event competition format last year.The leadership team qualified for the final championship round by outpacing the second place qualifier by 27.7 points out of a possible 500 points and won the championship by 30 points.The group demonstrated its competitive prowess, by finishing first in three of the five qualifying testing events, and second and third in the other two testing events.

The JLAB is a national competition designed to help JROTC cadets learn the values of citizenship, apply the principles of leadership, and compete in a nationwide academic competition while opening doors to gain college opportunities. The competition is sponsored by the United States Army JROTC Cadet Command, the George C. Marshall Foundation, the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation, Adams State College, and the College Options Foundation.

The cadets were accompanied by NEISD Board of Trustees, President Susan Galindo, Vice-President Letti Bresnahan and Trustee Shannon Grona; Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools; Dr. Donna Newman, associate superintendent division of campus administration and human resources; Colonel (R) Robert Henson, director of Army Instruction - JROTC; and John Mehlbrech, Johnson principal.

Posted on May 13, 2014