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Plano West JROTC Wins at JLAB National Championships

C/LTC Kyungmin Kim (captain), C/SGT Renee Kim, C/1LT Harshith Renukaprasad, and C/2LT Elijah McKay

C/1LT Harshith Renukaprasad, CLTC Kyungmin Kim (captain), C/SGT Renee Kim and C/2LT Elijah McKay  

For the first time in school history, the Plano West Wolf Battalion's Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership Team is celebrating their recent national second place win at the JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB).

The team consists of four members:

  • Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kyungmin Kim (captain)
  • Cadet Sergeant Renee Kim
  • Cadet Second Lieutenant Elijah McKay
  • Cadet First Lieutenant Harshith Renukaprasad

This past year, cadets prepared for a jeopardy-style competition over the course of 6 months and qualified in the top three percent of all JROTC cadets in the nation. They then traveled on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete against schools from across the country, where they were named second place in the nation during the closing ceremony.