National JROTC Essay Contest


The JROTC Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to give Cadets an opportunity to assimilate lessons learned from JROTC curriculum and communicate their knowledge in writing. Participating in the essay contest exposes Cadets to a key component of 21st Century Education: writing.

School Year 2023-24 Information

The theme for this year’s essay contest is service. Criteria for the essay is explained in the OPORD and annexes. Check with your Brigade POC for suspense. Your Brigade will have a suspense earlier than the one indicated in OPORD.

SY 2022-23 – Winners

Winners are listed by Brigade.


2nd BDE
Cadet Liz Cedano
Eastside High School

3rd BDE
Cadet Grace Mouatcho
Hyde Park Academy

4th BDE
Cadet Scarlett Key
East Surry High School

5th BDE
Cadet Jake Ryan Witt
Conroe High School

6th BDE
Cadet Angelina Orengo
William T. Dwyer High School

7th BDE
Cadet Morgan Cox
Concordia Lutheran High School

8th BDE
Cadet Easten Jenn
Leilehua High School

Published - FRAGO 3 to USACC OPORD 24-02-008 JROTC National Raider Challenge 051200(EST)JUL24

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