Elkin High School’s JROTC cadets had a busy week last week.
On Feb. 10, the JROTC Army cadets competed in the Army Academic Bowl Level II- Zero Hour Threat afterschool. This is an online computer-based test. The team consisted of four primary cadets and two alternates. The team members were Laken Lloyd, Max Dumas, Kylie Thomas, Missy Fuentes, Karla Romero, Matthew Waddell. The team had to be prepared for state exams, such as the SAT and ACT. There were a variety of questions related to English, math, science and JROTC subjects. If the cadets qualify to compete in the Level III-Championship at JLAB, they will be competing in Washington, D.C., in June 24-28.
On Feb. 11, cadets and students took the ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery) test during first and second period. The ASVAB is a series of tests that helps the students identify which Army jobs are best for them and that they qualify for. The ASVAB test areas are general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information and mechanical comprehension. The students will get their results back in 10 days. The ASVAB test is sponsored by the Elkin HS JROTC program.